Beautiful, clear illustrations team up with the simple, informative text to make this a wonderful book about how pumpkins grow and what you do with them when you've got them. It's perfect for teaching children about seeds and roots and flowers and how a fruit forms in the first place. It even explains the basics of pollination; Then there's the fun of a pumpkin at Halloween and the history of why we carve them and how to carve them safely. All encompassing, clear and fun! Typical of anything Gail Gibbons turns her hand to.