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The Pumpkin Man

3.3  ·  Rating details ·  20 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
What can you make with a pile of crunchy leaves, some old clothes, and a pumpkin? On a crisp fall day, two children create a pumpkin man! This rhyming story is illustrated with vibrant cut-paper artwork.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 1st 2000 by Scholastic
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Oct 27, 2016 rated it it was ok
In the mood for Halloween books this year, I don’t even care that they’re for kids. This looked like a cute book about making a pumpkin man, and the cover was cute, so I thought I’d try it.
This is really simple! Even more kiddish than it looked.
The pile of leaves doesn’t look like leaves, more like an orange blob. The noses look like mouths, so it looks like the kids have two mouths, which makes their faces look really odd.
It was cute how the cat was with them the whole book, like it was curio
Andrea Hussey
Oct 27, 2016 rated it it was ok
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Nov 18, 2015 rated it did not like it
So creepy. My students were very creeped out by this book. I finished it and they just stared at me. So creepy.
Alicia Sprinkle
Oct 21, 2014 rated it liked it
Cute story; I liked the rhyming text.
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A book that shows step by step how two kids make a pumpkin man. It provides students with an opportunity to predict what they will do next.
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“We go outside.
We rake the leaves.
We pile them way up high.
We jump on top.
We toss them up and watch the colors fly.
What can we do with all these leaves?
I know. I have a plan.
We run inside and find old clothes.
We'll make a pumpkin man.
We button all the buttons.
We tie up legs and sleeves.
We fill and stuff the body with lots of crunchy leaves.
We give him gloves.
We give him boots.
We're having so much fun.
It's time to pick a pumpkin head.
We'll find the nicest one.
Some are short and some are tall.
Some are bumpy.
Some are small.
We look around the pumpkin patch.
We find the best of all!
We cut the top to get inside.
We scoop out all the seeds.
We draw a face and cut it out.
A light is all it needs.
We go outside at sunset, put the pumpkin head in place.
Our pumpkin man smiles back at us with a happy, glowing face.”
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