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Apples and pumpkins
1994
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It is Fall! And for one little girl, that means the special joys of visiting the Comstock Farm: choosing the reddest apples from the trees and finding the best pumpkin in the patch.Back home, she helps her mother carve a funny jack-o'-lantern face and puts a glowing candle inside her prize new pumpkin...just in time for Halloween and an evening of lots of "trick or treats"!
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PreS-This mother-daughter team's classic title (1989) has new cover art that punches up the fall colors, adds a chicken, and features apples and pumpkins in the foreground. The text's typeface has changed, but everything else is kept in its original perfection so that yet another generation of youngsters will celebrate autumn, from orchard visits to trick-or-treating.-Gay Lynn Van Vleck, Henrico County Library, Glen Allen, VA (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Ages 3-5. In this simple slice-of-life tale, a young girl and her parents head to the country to pick apples and find a pumpkin for Halloween. Geese, chickens, and a turkey follow the family as they wander out to the orchards. When their basket is full, they go into the field where the pumpkins grow. That night the carefully chosen round, orange vegetable is carved into a jack o'lantern, welcoming neighborhood trick-or-treaters. Lizzy Rockwell illustrates her mother's story in bright, autumnal colors and uses the same unadorned shapes the senior Rockwell has become noted for. The book's clean, airy design has an immediate child appeal, while the figures (reminiscent of those seen in Lois Lenski's art) are extremely personable. Nice seasonal fare for the youngest. --Ilene Cooper
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