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Pumpkin Pumpkin by Jeanne Titherington

Pumpkin Pumpkin

by Jeanne Titherington

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There are two reasons I liked this book, the first being because of its plot. The plot of this story is simple yet keeps the reader engaged. The story describes the cycle of a pumpkin in a simplistic way that young children can easily comprehend. There are few words on each page, and the author describes the pumpkin growing by stating throughout a few pages that it “grew… and grew… (Next page) and grew… (Next page) until… (Next page).” The author’s choice of spreading out the words onto separate pages builds suspense for the reader and keeps the reader interested. I can imagine reading this book to a child and noting their eagerness to flip the page and find out what the pumpkin develops into after the page that reads, “Until…” The second reason I enjoyed this book is due to the author’s illustrations, which were created using soft colored pencils. I liked how the illustrations were soft and simple because they fit perfectly with the author’s simplistic writing. The main idea of this book is to teach children about the life cycle of a pumpkin plant. This book also serves as a great seasonal/holiday book to get children excited for fall. ( )
  eobend1 | Sep 18, 2014 |
I liked this book because I liked how the story went in sequence. By this, the reader can comprehend how a pumpkin seed becomes a fully grown pumpkin. The illustrations of the book help understand the story because it makes it easier for the reader to visually see the process in which a pumpkin seed became a fully grown pumpkin. For visual learners, illustrations like the one used in this book would be effective. Another reason why I liked this book was because of the writing style. The story had a well-organized flow. “Jamie planted a pumpkin seed…and the pumpkin seed grew a pumpkin sprout…and the pumpkin sprout grew a pumpkin plant…” and as you can see, the flow and order in which the book follows keeps the reader engaged to see how the pumpkin is finally made, “And the pumpkin grew…and grew…and grew…until Jamie picked it”. The last reason why I liked this book was because of the character used in it. A young reader could relate to the little boy named Jamie because he was also learning about the sequence in which a pumpkin grew. The young reader will remained focused throughout the book because of the relevancy. The purpose of this whole book was to teach young readers how a pumpkin seed becomes a fully grown pumpkin and the cycle behind it. ( )
  bigkristin | Sep 15, 2014 |
Jamie plants a pumpkin seed, watches the pumpkin grow, carves it and save the seeds for another season to plant.
Ages 3-5
Pierce College
  jillianrobinson27 | Dec 12, 2013 |
A little boy and a pumpkin
  AkiHicks | Dec 2, 2013 |
A little boy grows a pumpkin from a seed. He is excited with the process of how a pumpkin grows.

Source: Pierce College
Ages: 3-5
  DalyJannie | Nov 17, 2013 |
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Jamie plants a pumpkin seed in the spring and, after watching it grow all summer, carves a face in it for Halloween! But best of all, he saves some seeds that he will plant again next spring. "Truly a book for all seasons."--Horn Book.

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Jamie plants a pumpkin seed and, after watching it grow, carves it, and saves some seeds to plant in the spring.

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