I’m a Little Pumpkin

Little ­Simon. Jun. 2022. 14p. Board $6.99. ISBN 9781665915939.
Baby-Toddler–A descriptive, brightly colored board book showcases different types of pumpkins as they describe themselves to the tune of “I’m a Little Teapot.” A little pumpkin with green leaves is grown from a stem, a big green pumpkin sprouts up next to some beans, a round pumpkin is patterned with green stripes. All the pumpkins are excited about autumn. On each page, the pumpkins are aligned with various animals, including squirrels, ducks, and frogs. Little readers will learn about the season of autumn, which is depicted here with the orange, brown, and red leaves flying off the trees in unison. The pumpkins, drawn in anthropomorphic format, celebrate the joys of autumn as they hail the season. “When the leaves start turning, I will cheer for red and yellow and this time of year!” Daviscourt’s illustrations, which appear to be done in watercolor, clearly and brightly show the importance of fall colors to the season; most of the leaves on every page are a luminous combination of red and orange. With text and illustrations that match beautifully, this book shows the differences in pumpkins in a simple manner for young readers.
VERDICT Great for any children’s room collection. Little ones will truly enjoy this story, especially when sung to the tune of the corresponding song.

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