Rebecca Estelle has hated pumpkins ever since she was a girl, when pumpkins were often the only food her family had. When an enormous pumpkin falls off a truck and smashes in her yard, she shovels dirt over the pieces and forgets about them. But those slimy pumpkin smithereens sprout up in autumn, and Rebecca Estelle finds a sea of pumpkins in her garden. So what can she do when she has too many pumpkins? Sharre them with the neighbors, of course!
A heartwarming classic for more than twenty years, this story shows what happens when one thrifty gardener figures out how to make other people happy with the squash she can't stomach. Filled with colorful illustrations from a season of gardening, this is a perfect book for young gardeners and pumpkin lovers.
"In Too Many Pumpkins, a 1996 American Bookseller 'Pick of the Lists,' Linda White (who based the book on her own pumpkin-eating aunt Becky) reveals how swallowing one's personal (pumpkin) prejudices can end up benefiting a whole community. Illustrator Megan Lloyd creates spunky, detail-rich drawings that are sure to hold up to the scrutiny of youngsters everywhere. This is an ideal Halloween-time book for those who want to bypass ghouls and goblins (or any actual mention of Halloween) and focus on ... pumpkins!" — Amazon.com Reviews
|Recommended Age||4 - 8|
|Publication Date||Sep 1, 1997|
|Publisher||Holiday House (P)|