BOOK REVIEWS

Pumpkins Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2018-10-02 
Review Score: 5 out of 5 star From 4 user ratings
ISBN:1570915571
LANGUAGE:English

" Great nonfiction book about pumpkins - lots of facts, history, and information. Love it! " said.

" Talks about the process of the growth of pumpkins, kinds of pumpkins, history of pumpkins, and uses of pumpkins. " said.

" This book introduces the pumpkin plant, including its anatomy, growth cycle, and historical importance. " said.

" Good read to find out little known facts about pumpkins. I wasn't aware of many of the facts in this book and my 2nd graders were as interested in them as I was. It is a bit long for a read aloud for the younger kids. " said.

" Pumpkins by Jacqueline Farmer has bright, colorful illustrations and tons of interesting and surprising facts about pumpkins, halloween, and Halloween.Used for "Fall for Pumpkins" storytime-October, 2009. " said.

" Pumpkins cover everything pumpkin. Types of pumpkins, how people throughout history used pumpkins, how pumpkins are grown, traditions using pumpkins and lastly how we use pumpkins during the fall make this book one that covers a great deal of information. The illustrations are informational as well. At the back of the book there are sections for how pumpkin is said in other languages, interesting facts about pumpkins and other places where a student could find more information on pumpkins. This would be a great book for a student to do a report or project from. It has it all, and would give beginning writers a on stop shop for doing research. " said.

"This book is full of facts about pumpkins, but there is a lot going on and it isn't very cohesive. The book is part informational text about pumpkins themselves, part historical fiction about the importance of pumpkins and how our Halloween traditions came about, plus it has recipes, directions on how to carve a Jack-o-Lantern, a glossary of the word pumpkin in multiple languages, a list of Guinness-type record setting pumpkins, and a page of websites and reference books. It is kind of all over the place, but did provide good general information about pumpkins.

The watercolor and pencil drawings are bright and clear, showcasing the pumpkins well. However, the illustrations, by Phyllis Limbacher Tildes, are what concerns me. This book has a lot of text and would be more appropriate for older elementary readers, but the illustrations show very young children doing all of the tasks. Also, it has a stereotypical portrayal of an American Indian girl that I didn't like.
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" Great nonfiction book about pumpkins - lots of facts, history, and information. Love it! " said.

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