Pumpkin Fair (The Pumpkin Fair)

Pumpkin Fair    (The Pumpkin Fair)

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Clarion Books July 1997

Head down to the Pumpkin Fair to have a great Fall day. How fun to play with pumpkins whether it's rolling them, bowling them, shooting them through hoops or carving them into animals. Then, you can always eat them! There's a pumpkin princess and a tug o' war in a "bed of pumpkin mash." A great rhyming read aloud to celebrate the fun of fall and the joy of pumpkins.

40 pages 978-0395700600 Ages 4-7

Keywords: Halloween, pumpkins, fun, autumn, fall, 3 year old, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old

Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com


“A bouncy rhyme and delightful artwork bring this pumpkin fair to life. The young narrator is ecstatic to be at the local pumpkin fair, where pumpkins of every size are on display—and that’s not all! There’s pumpkin bowling, a pumpkin pull, and every sort of food you can imagine made from the orange stuff, from ice cream to stew. . . . Christelow’s good-natured watercolor-and-ink illustrations are filled with things to look at and laugh about, including a marching band in pumpkin suits. Keep this book around to read for autumn story hours—but you might want a piece of pumpkin pie when you’re done.”—ALA Booklist

“Christelow’s jubilant illustrations in watercolor and pen and ink add to the general atmosphere of gaiety—everywhere readers look, families are interacting happily and having fun. . . . Halloween is never mentioned, so the book could be used to celebrate the harvest season in general. Of course, it will also serve as a good non-scary Halloween story.”—School Library Journal

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