The Christmas Pumpkin

The Christmas Pumpkin

by Debbie Reece

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BN ID: 2940148111535
Publisher: BeeBop Books
Publication date: 01/23/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 6 - 8 Years

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The Christmas Pumpkin 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The moment I heard about this book, I knew it would be one that I enjoyed. Even at 26 years old, I still love all the books I grew up with as a child, such as Goodnight Moon, The Runaway Bunny, I'll Love You Forever, etc. I have a feeling that had The Christmas Pumpkin by Debbie Reece been out when I was growing up, I would have been drawn to it like a moth to a flame.  Beautifully illustrated, The Christmas Pumpkin tells the story of a young boy name James (inspired by Reece's own son), who loves his green Christmas pumpkin and thinks that it will be just perfect for the holidays. Even though the people around him don't understand why James would want a green pumpkin for Christmas, with a little help from a magical friend, James learns to let his light shine, and soon, the Christmas Pumpkin becomes a citywide sensation.  This story, so heartwarming and genuine, brought tears to my eyes. It reminds me of all the childhood classics I grew up with, and I can't wait to share it with my little cousins, nieces and nephews, and children of friends. It was an instant hit with my family, whose favorite things include books, pumpkins, Halloween, and Christmas.  The Christmas Pumpkin is a story that parents and children alike can cherish over and over again, whether you read it together on Halloween, Christmas, or as a simple reminder to let your light shine, regardless of what others might think or say. Like the Christmas Pumpkin, this story is special, and one that simply must be shared.
Katherineb More than 1 year ago
The Christmas Pumpkin is the story of James, who believed that there was a way to use the green pumpkin that came from his father's pumpkin patch. It never did turn to an orange color that could be decorated and used in the fall. His mother tells him, "Son, don't worry about what people say. I think it is a great idea. Tomorrow I will take you to the store and you can get some decorations for your Christmas Pumpkin." James talks to several people about making his pumpkin a Christmas pumpkin because it is green. No one wanted to help him, except one little man with a white beard. He comes up with an idea and carries it out. Read the book to find out what happens to James' pumpkin and the support he gets when he decorates it. This is a good book for children to learn to use their imagination and for parents to help their children nurture their creativity. The Christmas Pumpkin is a 2011 NTBF Award finalist for children's books, presented at the North Texas Book Festival on April 16, 2011 at the Center for the Visual Arts in Denton, Texas.