Friday, August 15, 2014
Book Review - The Biggest Pumpkin
About the Book
Plant a prize-winning seed and help it grow! Join Gavin as he attempts to win first place at the local fair by growing the largest gourd in the world! Children will learn how to plant, fertilize, and pollinate a seed just as Gavin does. With the help of his friends and neighbors, Gavin becomes an expert on pumpkins. Through advice and hands-on experience, he learns how to care for his garden. Full of helpful facts and easy tips, this is an educational and amusing story that emphasizes the skill involved in gardening. A perfect companion for the classroom, this book teaches children about the science of cultivation, the commitment required to care for a living plant, and how to make homemade pumpkin pie.
My Take on the Book
Gavin wants to grow the biggest pumpkin and take it to the pumpkin growing contest. Since Gavin has never had the opportunity or experience to grow any kind of vegetable, he relies on family and friends to assist him in the process.The result is he grows the winner!
This story is a wonderful introduction for your young child to begin their own little garden. it is full of information that they can understand and the process is made easy with the beautiful illustrations.
The art work is interesting. Holly Stone-Barker created the illustrations using all kinds of paper with various textures. The cat on one page actually looks furry. Your child will enjoy the illustrations as much as the story.
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