Young Reader in the Making

Young Reader in the Making

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Book 263: The Christmas Pumpkin

The Christmas Pumpkin, by Debbie Reece, illustrated by Ron Head, BeeBop Books, 2009.

There is something wonderful about seeing beauty and utility where everyone else sees nothing.  There is something wonderful about doing something completely different and unexpected, and having the action become well-received and supported.

Most people wouldn't have any use for a green pumpkin at any time of the year, but especially not in December when all the decorative orange pumpkins have begun to rot.  A little boy, however, thought that a green pumpkin would make the perfect Christmas pumpkin, and, because of his belief and his work, he was right.

The illustrations are unstated in a way that allows the text to shine without being overshadowed.  They are sweet and very well-done.

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