The Biggest Pumpkin Ever

The Biggest Pumpkin Ever

by Steven Kroll, Jeni Bassett


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Two mice, each without the other's knowledge, help a pumpkin grow into the biggest ever—but for very different purposes!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780812443950
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 09/28/1993
Series: Read With Me Cartwheel Books
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 1,211,843
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

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The Biggest Pumpkin Ever 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
allawishus on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In this title, there are two mice - Clayton the village mouse and Desmond the field mouse - who both set their sites on the same pumpkin in Clayton's garden. Unbeknownst to the other, they both water, fertilize, and care for the pumpkin. Because they're both doing such a good job of caring for the pumpkin, it grows to be extra large and special. When Desmond and Clayton discover each other, they decide to share the pumpkin in a unique way.The cartoony illustrations are fairly charming; Desmond is espcially cute because he's a chubby little mouse. This would be a good storytime title if you're looking to de-emphasize the "Halloween"-iness and play up the fall/harvest aspects of the story -though Halloween is still mentioned.Cute, but not earth-shattering by any means.
Jdonldsn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This wonderful Halloween book is a joy to read to young children. Steven Kroll and Jeni Bassett keep children wondering what's going to happen, while slipping them clues about growing pumpkins. The universal theme of learning to share and compromise is masterfully woven into the ending of the story.
lsigh on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
this is an excellent book to read during the month of October or just in the Fall.
JaMiya on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I gave this book four stars because it promotes friendship. It also shows the process of growing a pumpkin and it describe the growth process of the pumpkin. This book can be used in the classroom by explaining to children how pumpkins are grown and what all it takes to grow pumpkins and it can also be used to discuss the different seasons and how they seasons effect the growth of things.
kestrels on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Desmond and Clayton both want to grow the biggest pumpkin ever, and in the end, after some sneaking and furtive pumpkin growing, they do. One of my favorite Halloween tales.
MsKristiesClass More than 1 year ago
This story started out with a mouse who wanted to win a pumpkin contest. Then a boy named Clayton, then another boy name Desmond. They both discovered the little pumpkin on the same day. Soon he had an idea that it could become the biggest pumpkin in the neighborhood. One after noon one of the little boys mix up some fertilizer that night the other little boy and did the same thing. The next day…  Both of them did the same thing again. The pumpkin grew and grew and grew. The pumpkin was as all most as tall as Clayton.  The second day… The two boys brought out there brother’s and one brought out there mother to ,which was Clayton’s but all of them said to use sugar water, then his pumpkin got enormous, and the pumpkin was not even full grown  but if you want to see how big it is you have to read the book.  I think this book was cute because it has little mice trying to win a contest. There is a giant pumpkin that there growing in garden. I like that they covered the pump kin with blankets. I also like that mice on motorcycles bring the pumpkin to the contest. If you like pumpkins and mice that grow pumpkins you should read this book.
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Because of the loving care of a town mouse and a country mouse, a pumpkin grows to huge proportions--and makes for the best Halloween ever! A great story with light humor sprinkled throughout. It also stresses the importance of compromise without being too heavy-handed.