It's Perfect Picture Book Friday, and almost Halloween! So what better to share than a Perfect Halloween Picture Book?
This is such a cute one!
Written By: Stephen Wunderli
Illustrated By: Tim Zeltner
Henry Holt & Company, August 2014, Fiction
Suitable For Ages: 3-7
Themes/Topics: Holidays (Halloween), Emotion (patience/impatience), Nature (lifecycle of a seed), Common Childhood Experiences (wanting to be bigger/older)
Opening: "The wind blew, the leaves fell, and a tiny seed hid in the garden.
"Boo," the seed said to a leaf rolling by.
"You're not scary at all," the leaf said.
Brief Synopsis: A little pumpkin seed tries hard to be scary but he just can't seem to scare anyone - not the leaves or the grubs, not the snowflakes in winter or the bees in spring! "Be patient," the wind tells him, "you'll be scary soon enough." But it's awfully hard to wait!
Links To Resources: plant a seed and watch it grow - indoors in a container or outdoors in a garden; 40 Things For Kids To Do With Pumpkins; 9 Easy Pumpkin Recipes For Kids
Why I Like This Book: It's just so cute! Look at that little pumpkin seed face - how can you not love it?! :) The story is simple but so relatable for kids who always seem to want to grow up faster than nature allows. And within the sweet story we also get a nice little glimpse of the life cycle of a seed - so cleverly slipped in there! To top it off, the art is absolutely gorgeous - colorful and warm and so appealing! This is a wonderful one to add to your Halloween book shelf :)
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Have a wonderful weekend, everyone! And put the finishing touches on those Halloweensie Contest entries! (You know, the thing I STILL haven't even started thinking about... :) ) I am so looking forward to the contest which starts MONDAY!!! Woo hoo! :)