Product: Too Many Pumpkins
Books for Kids
Age: toddler, preschool, kindergarten, elementary
Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White, Megan Lloyd (Illustrator)
Rebecca Estelle is a white-haired
woman who lives with her calico cat Esmeralda. She hates pumpkins because
when she was a youngster her family was poor and ALL they had to eat
was pumpkins. She doesn't even like to think about them. One day a truck
loaded with pumpkins loses a pumpkin that smashes in Rebecca Estelle's
yard and sends seeds flying every which way. When plants spring up she
refuses to tend to them and just ignores them all summer long. She won't
even go over near the space where the pumpkin smashed.
In autumn, much
to her surprise there is a huge pumpkin patch just filled with beautiful
big orange pumpkins. At first she is horrified. There is a SEA of pumpkins!
She uses her clever ingeniuity and her practical good sense to figure
out a wonderful way to not only use up the pumpkins, but to attract
many people to help her share the pumpkins. She ends up with a delightful
party atmosphere, sharing a happy Halloween and she patches up her
differences with pumpkins.