Seeds from a plump pumpkin grew into a huge army of roly-poly pumpkins. All it took was a mighty wind to set those pumpkins off on a tumble that would wakeup a sleepy valley town with a rumbling, tumbling surprise.
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Elizabeth Spurr has been writing for children for almost twenty-five years. She is the author of many books, including "Farm Life," which was praised as "heartwarming" and called "a natural story time companion" by "Kirkus Reviews." She lives along the California coast.
Whitney Martin worked for ten years as an animator for Disney and Fox television's "King of the Hill." His illustrations have been featured in magazines, galleries, and most recently in George Foreman's picture book "Let George Do It!" He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his wife and two sons.
PreSchool-Grade 2–When a plump pumpkin breaks off its vine, rolls away, and splatters into pieces, seeds scatter all over a farmer's field. Over several years, these seeds grow into a mass of roly-poly pumpkins. One day a mighty wind sends them all hurtling down the hill to town, awakening the inhabitants with a roar as loud as thunder. The golden avalanche causes total confusion, but folks don't really mind (Who could stay a grouchy grumpkin/among those jolly, bumping pumpkins?). The mayor decrees that every citizen must take one home to carve, and the rest are made into pies. That All Hallows' Eve, the whole valley is aglow with brightly lit jack-o'-lanterns and the scent of spicy, sweet pumpkin treats. Lively cartoon acrylic paintings in autumn colors capture the general chaos of the frenzied townspeople and gleeful children. Descriptive action verbs, lots of wordplay, and occasional rhymes make this book a good read-aloud, as well as fun for youngsters to read on their own.–Sally R. Dow, Ossining Public Library, NY
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