I love summer, but fall can be lovely too. The colors and the crisp air can inspire a different appreciation for nature. Plus, there are so many fun events in fall. Even though we’re still enjoying the bright summer sun, we couldn’t resist checking out Pumpkin Patch Blessings (written by Kim Washburn with illustrations by Jacqueline East; published by Zonderkidz) right now.
This rhyming board book will take tots and their parents on a fun journey through fall activities. Pumpkin Patch Blessings highlights, both in story and illustrations, fall colors, hay rides, and of course, fun with pumpkins. I like that that this story features both male and female protagonists. It’s nice that boys and girls can feel like they can relate to the story.
G loves the illustrations in Pumpkin Patch Blessings, especially the playful bunnies that adorn the cover. I love the cheerful drawings and especially appreciate the detail given to the pumpkins. It’s fun for G to notice the differences between the smooth and lumpy pumpkins. The only illustration that I don’t like is a white mouse during the corn-roasting scene. Yuck! Mice are not cute, especially ones that look realistic. I grew up in the country and if you’ve ever had mice climb on your Christmas tree, you’ll know they aren’t cute and fun.
I still want to enjoy the warm summer sunshine and spend more time out in it. But, Pumpkin Patch Blessings has definitely started me thinking about the fall and all the fun of harvest season. If you’re looking for a great book to share with your toddler or preschooler about fall, then I highly recommend this book.
Kari Liked: I loved the fun rhyming story and most of the illustrations in this book.
Kari Didn’t Like: There’s a very yucky mouse in one of the sweet harvest party.
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