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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Too Many Pumpkins

I want to share with you a favorite fall/ pumpkin/ Halloween book of ours as well as our plans for

TOO MANY PUMPKINS DAY

Too Many Pumpkins is a story about Rebecca Estelle who grew up so poor that she ate only  pumpkins for a month as a child and never wanted anything to do with them again, EVER. Now, as an old lady, she has the unfortunate incident of a pumpkin falling off of a truck and breaking open in her yard. She attempts to rid of this pumpkin but finds her yard overtaken with pumpkins the next year.  
I've saved the ending for you.

This sweet and funny story are is  based on the author's Aunt who grew up during the depression. The author says, "This story and it's happy ending are for her." 


This story was one of those books that I grabbed and checked out even though I wasn't sure if it would be a hit. From the first time I read it Zorro has been strangely engulfed in this story.
He absolutely loves it!


CRAFTivities:
I will link this all up once we do it



1. PUMPKIN PATCH! - One of my faves is Tanaka Farms. They have a whole farm tour.

2. Pumpkin Art- With Orange Paint and Circle Sponges

3. Pumpkin Stickering & Carving- Using stickers and helping him "carve"

4. Pumpkin Stew- My Mom's Recipe

5. Pumpkin Cookies- Going to try these

FOR MORE THEMED IDEAS CHECK OUT THESE LABELS:
THEME/SCHOOL BOX
- Our Playschool Themes
CRAFTivities -Crafts and Activities
KID TRIPS- Theme related outings in Orange County, CA (and So. Cal.)

11 JUICY LOVE NOTES:

Ticia said...

That looks like a fun book. I agree, it looks like one of those types of books that looks like the kids wouldn't quite get it.

growingandlearningbyleapsandbounds said...

that is a really cute book and some great activities to go with it! thanks!

Julie said...

This looks like a cute book - and fun activity ideas! I have an award for you over on my blog - check it out. :)

Susana said...

Thanks for sharing this book. I've never heard of it.

I can't wait to see all that you do with it!

Susana said...

I've been meaning to tell you--your new blog design ROCKS!! LOVE IT!!

mom2three said...

we love this book!!

Raising a Happy Child said...

I have never heard of this book - apparently the number of books about Pumpkins and Halloween is staggering :) I keep adding more and more to my list. I am looking forward to read about more crafts that you will do.

love lives in the kitchen said...

hehe, seams so funny! anyways, i simply love pumpkins and would eat the all the time :)
have a great weekend!
justyna

mommytoalot said...

Oh..how i've missed you....
When I don't have time to blog read , yours is the one i miss most. We have this book...it's been a favourite here for awhile..i love that it's been passed down from child to child.

Christy said...

We haven't read this book. I'm going to request it. Thanks.

Natalie Jane said...

Shut up! We got this book at the library last week and it is ALL Lydia wants to read. We love it. Makes me want to go dump our pumpkin guts in the backyard and see what happens!

 
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