How Big Could Your Pumpkin Grow? by Wendell Minor

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Playing with scale and prompting readers to think big ensures a quick and entertaining tour to awesome sights.
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Every year, giant pumpkin contests take place at fairs across the country—the 2012 record-holder weighed over a ton! The latest craze is to carve the most enormous pumpkins into racing boats. But what’s next? Why not think really big? Award-winning artist Wendell Minor does just that as he imagines larger-than-life pumpkins decorating some of America’s favorite places—as immense as the Capitol dome, Mount Rushmore, the Brooklyn Bridge, even the Grand Canyon! This celebration of famous landmarks and landscapes plays with concepts of size and scale and is full of fun facts.
 

About Wendell Minor

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Wendell Minor (www.minorart.com) has traveled all over the U.S. to research his art for numerous novel jackets and picture books, which include My Farm Friends, The Buffalo Are Back and The Wolves are Back (both by Jean Craighead George), Look to the Stars (by Buzz Aldrin), and If You Were a Penguin (by Florence Minor). His paintings are in the permanent collections of the Norman Rockwell Museum, the Museum of American Illustration, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Coast Guard, and NASA. He lives in Washington, Connecticut.
 
Published August 15, 2013 by Nancy Paulsen Books. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Kirkus

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on Jul 17 2013

Playing with scale and prompting readers to think big ensures a quick and entertaining tour to awesome sights.

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Publishers Weekly

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on Jul 22 2013

Halloween is a day that sets imaginations spinning, and Minor encourages some pumpkin-themed thought experiments of his own—while boosting kids’ vocabularies and giving them a brief tour of the U.S. to boot.

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