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Little Boo by Stephen Wunderli

Little Boo

by Stephen Wunderli

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a little pumpkin seed is going through the seasons and growing.
great for introducing seeds
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  TUCC | Jan 17, 2017 |
The life cycle of a pumpkin seed forms the plot of this story. Little Boo fails to scare various characters as he progresses from seed to flower, and he yearns for a day when its "boo" will terrify them. With encouragement from a friendly faced swirl of wind, Little Boo persists. Finally, as a smiling jack-o'-lantern, he puts its scare training to work and frightens all who pass by. A wonderful Halloween book. Kindergarten and up.
  bzittlosen | Dec 18, 2014 |
Little Boo tells the story of a pumpkin seed who wants to be scary. He tries to scare the falling
leaves, the garden grubs and the first snowflakes of the season, by yelling boo! but no one
seems to be bothered by the little seed. This makes Little Boo very sad until his friend, the wind, encourages him to be patient, telling Little Boo "You'll be scary soon enough." Little Boo waits through the long winter and then in the spring he starts to grow into a pumpkin plant. All summer he tries to scare bugs, shovels and buckets but he is still not scary. Finally as autumn comes around again, Little Boo has grown into a big pumpkin. He is carved into a jack o'lantern and on Halloween night his wish finally comes true! This adorable story combines the life cycle of a seed with Halloween fun. The illustrations are colorful, do a beautiful job of conveying the changing seasons and work well with the text. Recommended for pre‐K‐2 audience. ( )
  Patti16 | Nov 13, 2014 |
Little Boo is a perfect read for the Fall holiday season! This book is also great to spark activities to do after you have finished reading. Maybe drawing and coloring your own pumpkin seed or even a fun word search. This book was about a seed who tried so hard to be scary, in the Halloween sense. However, he was very unsuccessful because everyone thought he was more cute than scary. The overall theme of this children's book could be perseverance through hard times. I would read this to 1st, 2nd. 3rd, even 4th grade students would enjoy this book.
  Jclark5 | Sep 24, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0805097082, Hardcover)

The leaves fall, the wind blows, and one little pumpkin seed tries and tries to be scary. But he doesn’t scare anyone . . . not the snowflakes in winter, not the bees in spring, not even the watering can!

The wind tells him to be patient—he’ll be scary soon enough. But waiting is hard. Will the little seed ever be really, truly scary?

This simple story is more than a fun Halloween read—it is a heartwarming tale perfect for any child who can’t wait to grow up.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:04:07 -0400)

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