Pumpkins by Ken Robbins

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From late summer to Thanksgiving, pumpkins are everywhere, a symbol of fall and a reminder of the holidays to come. In this handsome book, Ken Robbins--widely known for his sumptuous photo-essays on subjects ranging from trucks to tools to autumn leaves--portrays the pumpkin from seed, to sprout, to flower, to fully fledged fruit, and back again. Instructions are given to (safely) carve a jack-o'-lantern. As always in a book by Ken Robbins, a simple--but never simplisitc--text is accompanied by luscious photographs.
 

About Ken Robbins

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In a career spanning twenty-five years and more than two dozen books, KEN ROBBINS has established himself as one of our foremost creators of nonfiction books for young children. He lives in East Hampton, New York.
 
Published August 21, 2007 by Roaring Brook Press. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Crafts, Hobbies & Home. Fiction

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At Halloween, pumpkins are everywhere, but the story of pumpkins begins with seeds sown in the spring, followed by plants, flowers and finally, fruits in surprising variety.

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Robbins's serious, scientific tone draws attention to even the tamest humor ("Some are round, but some of them are kind of flattened, or squashed, you might say"), and a how-to sequence on jack-o-lantern carving makes this just right for first-timers ("Put a candle inside and light it.

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Pumpkins is a beautifully done book for children, ages 4 – 8.

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