Monday, October 20, 2014

Pumpkin Time children's book review

What it is
Pumpkin Time is a book for kids about a girl who ignores distractions all summer and fall to achieve her goal of growing and harvesting pumpkins. 

Who wrote it
Erzsi Deak

Our experience
My sons seemed to really like the story and illustrations, and especially all the silly things all the other animals were doing. I really liked how it encouraged holiday tradition and shared info about the pumpkin life cycle. The only thing that I didn't love was that on each page, rather than saying what she was doing, it asks "What was {name} doing?" but my preschooler wasn't always able to explain without help what she was doing. It might have been nice to have an explanation on the next page, or have an explanatory page at the back that identifies what she was doing on each page and why that task is necessary for a farmer.

Pros
  • Whimsical
  • Lots of info on pumpkin life cycle

Cons
  • Wasn't always clear to preschooler what she was doing

The bottom line
A cute fall book that's definitely worth getting if you're looking for seasonal reads for toddlers and preschoolers!

Get it
 

You can order Pumpkin Time on Amazon for $11.63 at time of posting this review.

I received a free copy of this book for review purposes but received no other compensation for this post.

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