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Title:
The pumpkin book
Author:
Gibbons, Gail.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Holiday House, 1999.
Physical Description:
30 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Summary:
Describes how pumpkins come in different shapes and sizes, how they grow, and their traditional uses and cultural significance. Includes instructions for carving a pumpkin and drying the seeds.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
AD 570 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.2 0.5 42619.

Reading Counts RC K-2 3.8 2 Quiz: 20387 Guided reading level: M.
ISBN:
9780823414659
Format :
Book

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How they grow, their traditional uses and cultural significance.


Author Notes

Gail Gibbons was born in 1944 in Oak Park, Illinois. She received a degree in graphic design from the University of Illinois. She got a job doing artwork for television shows in New York City. She was eventually offered a job creating art for a children's show, where some of the children asked her if she had ever considered doing a children's books. Her first book, Willy and His Wheel Wagon, was published in 1975. Since then she has written and illustrated more than 170 non-fiction books for children including Nature's Green Umbrella: Tropical Rain Forests.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Ages 5^-8. Using bright artwork in her familiar style, Gibbons takes on a favorite fall subject. The first part of the book depicts the complicated process of growing a pumpkin from seed, including an explanation of the role of male pumpkin flowers in the pollination process. Gibbons' illustrations for this section will be particularly useful teaching aides, especially for younger children. The remainder of the book is less science oriented. Halloween and Thanksgiving are each given a colorful double-page spread, though, oddly, the discussion of Halloween never mentions pumpkins at all. An ending section provides related information, such as instructions for carving a pumpkin and drying seeds. A good resource for educators, this also has plenty of kid appeal. --Lauren Peterson


School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 3 Bold, clear watercolor illustrations and a concise text work together to explain the planting, cultivating, and harvesting of pumpkins. Gibbons includes a description of their traditional use by the Pilgrims and at Halloween. Directions for carving are provided with cautionary reminders about knives and candle safety along with alternate ways to decorate a pumpkin using a variety of materials found in most homes. A page of interesting facts about the history of pumpkins, their nutritional value, pollination, and instructions for drying seeds to eat is appended. Gibbons succeeds once again at covering a topic in a useful way at just the right level for beginning readers. This book provides more detail than Jeanne Titherington's Pumpkin, Pumpkin (Greenwillow, 1986), and will be a welcome addition to fall study units. Cheryl Cufari, Glencliff Elementary School, Niskayuna, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.