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Publisher Comments:

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.

Review:

"Robbins (Tools; Seeds) provides a crisp photographic account of Halloween's iconic veggie. The horizontal alignment of the pages and color photos creates stability, while a monotone voice and close-up pictures detail the planting process from vine to mulch. 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. It will look quite nice'). Gardeners will see their know-how confirmed in this forthright version, and novices may well be inspired to experience the slimy pulp and seeds for themselves. Ages 4-8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"Robbins's esthetic sensibilities govern the details and design of each piece of the visual tale." Children's Literature

Review:

"With color photos that equal any painting for artistry of composition and sensitivity, Robbins has created a book that is certain to become an autumn favorite." School Library Journal

Synopsis:

Lush photos and poetic text make this the pick of the crop of books for pumpkin season!

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781596431843
Author:
Robbins, Ken
Publisher:
Square Fish
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fruit
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Gardening
Subject:
Pumpkin
Subject:
Flowers & Plants
Subject:
Science & Nature - Flowers & Plants
Subject:
Holidays & Celebrations - Halloween
Subject:
Holidays & Festivals - Halloween
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Nature-Flowers
Subject:
Plants
Subject:
Children s-Plants and Trees
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20070821
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color photographs throughout
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
8.38 x 11.57 x 0.41 in
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 32 pages Roaring Brook Press - English 9781596431843 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Robbins (Tools; Seeds) provides a crisp photographic account of Halloween's iconic veggie. The horizontal alignment of the pages and color photos creates stability, while a monotone voice and close-up pictures detail the planting process from vine to mulch. 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. It will look quite nice'). Gardeners will see their know-how confirmed in this forthright version, and novices may well be inspired to experience the slimy pulp and seeds for themselves. Ages 4-8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Robbins's esthetic sensibilities govern the details and design of each piece of the visual tale."
"Review" by , "With color photos that equal any painting for artistry of composition and sensitivity, Robbins has created a book that is certain to become an autumn favorite."
"Synopsis" by ,
Lush photos and poetic text make this the pick of the crop of books for pumpkin season!
"Synopsis" by ,
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.
"Synopsis" by ,
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.
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