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We Planted a Pumpkin

Written by Rob Ramsden

Illustrated by Rob Ramsden

Part of the In the Garden Series

Books for Babies and Toddlers Family / Home Stories Featured Books for 3+ readers Featured Books for 5+ readers Gardening General Fiction The Natural World

LoveReading View on We Planted a Pumpkin

Third in a now established collection of stories which encourage young children to relate to and appreciate the natural world. Young readers will enjoy following the journey from tiny seed to fat, orange pumpkin, as the two protagonists grow a pumpkin in time for Halloween. Will the pumpkin ripen in time?



We Planted a Pumpkin Synopsis

Follow the journey of a tiny seed to a big, fat, orange pumpkin! Will the pumpkin be ready in time for Halloween?

As the children are seen tending to their plant, we explore their emotions: enthusiasm, anxiety, joy and a finally a sense of achievement. This book shares with young readers the delight of working with nature, and shows the need to be patient; it delights in the anticipation every child feels while preparing for Halloween.

We Planted a Pumpkin Press Reviews

Praise for I Saw a Bee:

‘Conveys its crucial environmental message without a hint of preachiness’ Books for Keeps

‘Young children will love the vibrant illustrations and simple, rhythmic text’ The Oldie.

Praise for We Found a Seed:

‘Be sure to get hold of a copy…the perfect accompaniment to any autumnal growing you may have planned’ Teach Early Years

‘Perfect for encouraging little ones to find their green fingers, get their knees muddy and have a wonderful time’ North Somerset Teachers Book Award


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ISBN: 9781912650385
Publication date: 03/09/2020
Publisher: Scallywag Press
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781912650385
Publication date: 3rd September 2020
Author: Rob Ramsden
Illustrator: Rob Ramsden
Publisher: Scallywag Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Genres: Family / Home Stories, Gardening, General Fiction, The Natural World

About Rob Ramsden

A graduate of the MA in Children's Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art, Rob Ramsden lives in Suffolk and teaches graphic illustration and animation to pupils from 5 years old to university level. Rob set up Fictional Space, a screen printing studio in Suffolk dedicated to collaboration, editions and limited-edition publications.

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