Monday, October 13, 2008

Too Many Pumpkins

Tuesday Tale – Too Many Pumpkins

I have had the nice surprise of meeting a fellow blogger who is also a Speech Pathologist!

She is starting a new series on Tuesdays called Tuesday Tales. She will review a children’s book and give insight and ideas on how to expand children’s language skills through books. As a huge fan of children’s literature and a big believer in the power of books, I am honored to guest post on this new venture from time to time. Her website is AVT coach.

The book I have chosen is Too Many Pumpkins, by Linda White and Illustrated by Megan Lloyd. A great read for October.

The simple story introduces us to its main character a senior woman by the name of Rebecca Estelle. Rebecca an avid gardener, enjoyed growing everything except Pumpkins. She hated pumpkins. Rebecca had vowed never to even look at a pumpkin again and she didn’t until... Autumn day several pumpkins fell off a passing truck in her front yard. We spend much of the next few pages watching Rebecca try to rid herself of the pumpkins. In the end the reader is pleasantly surprised to see the change in this character’s attitude about something she hated for a long time.

For the complete review head over to AVT coach's website.

My favorite thing about this story is we get to witness a character who ends up changing her mind. Learning that there is always a chance we could change our minds is a great life lesson for old and young alike.

I hope you all find a great read this October and enjoy the magic of a book shared with a child.


Gill said...

from AVT!!
Great review on the book, am going to look out for it :)
Lovin' mooching through your blog :)

Momisodes said...

This sounds like a lovely story. Especially for this time of the year :)

AVT Coach said...

Be sure to read all of your comments at my place too! Thank you so much, I feel blessed to partner with you!

Laura@Storytellin' Mama said...

Great post. My kids love halloween books so we'll definitely check it out!!

I like the life lesson too!

anymommy said...

I am always looking for great new books. Thanks for the recommendation. My kids are currently obsessed with pumpkins, so they ought to love it!