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Fall Pumpkins

Orange and Plump
Written by: Martha E. H. Rustad
Narrated by: Intuitive
Length: 4 mins

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Publisher's Summary

It's time for a trip to the pumpkin patch! Find out how pumpkins grow. See the many things we do with pumpkins. Let's carve a jack-o'-lantern. Spooky! What happens in fall? Find out in the Fall's Here! series, part of the Cloverleaf Books™ collection. These nonfiction audiobooks feature kid-friendly text to make learning fun!

Please note: The original source audio for this production includes noise/volume issues. This is the best available audio from the publisher.

©2011 Martha E. H. Rustad (P)2020 Lerner Digital ™

Critic Reviews

"Seasons and related nature changes are interesting subjects for students to explore. This series is appealing with Amanda Enright's colorful, vivid illustrations. Beginning and struggling readers will like the short sentences and simple text by Martha Rustad. The information enhances student understanding of science concepts and the seasons, and listed recipes and activities will enable readers to actively learn about these topics. Teachers looking for science or season materials will find this series very useful for their classrooms." (Library Media Connection)

"Fall is a wonderful time of year. The air becomes cooler and the leaves start to change color from green to vivid reds, oranges, yellows, and browns. Fall also means going to the pumpkin patch to choose pumpkins to decorate for Halloween. Martha E. H. Rustad, in her children's book, Fall Pumpkins: Orange and Plump, takes the young reader on a journey to learn how pumpkins are planted, tended, and grown. The story follows a young boy as he plants pumpkin seeds, in the spring and follows the seeds' growth through the fall harvest. The book also shows the reader how to use fully grown pumpkins: carving them for Halloween, making roasted pumpkin seeds, and using the pumpkin meat to make pumpkin pie. This book is part of the Fall's Here! Series, which includes books about fall apples, fall leaves, and animals in fall. The illustrations are very colorful and showcase the fall foliage, tractors, scarecrows, and other symbols of fall. There are also illustrations of children helping each other with planting, watering, and examining how the seeds grow to become flowers and then pumpkins. There is a page near the back with a recipe for roasted pumpkin seeds made two different ways, one with salt and the other with cinnamon and sugar. The reader is then asked to try both kinds and decide which one they like best. There is also a glossary of terms in the book and a list of other books and websites to learn more about pumpkins. This book is appropriate for children in grades K-3, and can be read to preschool children who will enjoy the bright, colorful illustration. The author uses bright red leaves of different shapes to highlight additional interesting information about pumpkins." (Science Books & Films)

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