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Seed, Sprout, Pumpkin, Pie

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  141 ratings  ·  30 reviews
Seed, Sprout, Pumpkin, Pie follows Apples for Everyone in the Picture the Seasons series. This beautifully photographed picture book about everybody’s favorite fall treat is sure to please kids both young and old. The glossy, festive images and lively text are sure to get your family in the mood to celebrate the season.

Pumpkins! Who can resist the sight of big, round, oran
Paperback, 16 pages
Published July 28th 2009 by National Geographic Children's Books
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Oct 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Another in the National Geographic Kids series, this is a great nonfiction book for preschool-aged children. This book covers how pumpkins grow, what kinds there are, and the many ways we use pumpkins. Vibrantly colorful photographs spread across each page and the text is simple and appealing for young children, using sensory language and onomatopoeia. Highly recommended for preschool aged children in the fall and at Halloween.
Danielle Tulp
Dec 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: informational
Awards: N/A
Appropriate Age Level: 3-10 years
Original Summary: This kids book in the National Geographic series brings the fall season alive. Children learn about pumpkins, from their start as a seed, to their sometimes finished product as a pie, and all the uses in between.
Original Review: This book provides a lot of useful information that will help enhance learning during the fall season.
In-Class Uses: This book can be used to introduce and explore pumpkins in a scientific way.
With simple, engaging text and colorful photographs to illustrate important concepts, this is a terrific nonfiction picture book to share with young readers. This would be perfect to read right before a trip to the pumpkin farm or as part of a seasonal collection in a primary-grade classroom library.
Concetta Kellough
Nov 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great book to read to 3-5 year olds. The book shows how they grow and what they can be used for. Nice pictures.
Amanda Hughes
A great story to introduce to young readers in the fall! This book will teach them all about pumpkins, how they form and what shapes, size and colors they come in.
Natasha Calderon
BOOK TITLE: Seed, Pumpkin, Sprout, Pie by Jill Esbaum
SHORT DESCRIPTION: This is a wonderfully informative book that shows the life cycle and progression of a pumpkin. It uses photos to help illustrate the step by step process.
FOCUS: Informational Text Mini-Lesson – Adding Details
Many fictional stories have some basis in fact and will breifly touch on a topic (a man planted a seed and grew a pumpkin) and then the story continues into something fictional, however for a deeper understanding, ofte
Lydia Erakare
Nov 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: informational
1. This book has not received any awards.

2. This book is appropriate for K-2nd grade.

3. This story follows the process of a growing pumpkin. Readers are presented with the full life cycle of a pumpkin from small seed to big, round, and ripe. The book goes on to present the many uses of a pumpkin as well. Pumpkins can be carved, eaten, fed to animals, and even used as fertilizer for the soil!

4. The photographs in this book are beautiful! While reading I really got in the fall mood I loved seein
Sep 23, 2015 rated it liked it
This is a very informative science book that would be good for preschool or kindergarten age readers. The book starts with the seed being planted and goes all the way through the pumpkin being picked. The illustrations are actually pictures so the students really get to see what the plants look like at all of the different stages. The book also shows the different varieties of pumpkins, and that they come in many different shapes, sizes and colors.
Jennifer Velez
This book has wonderful and colorful pictures of pumpkins and is very informative. This book contains information all about Pumpkins, how they grow, their life cycle and what they can be used for. Students can use this book in the classroom to find out information about pumpkins. Since it is an informational text, I can use the book to implement a lesson on the different features of a informational book, such as captions and photographs.
Nov 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful photos accompany simple text in this nonfiction book that reveals the life cycle of a pumpkin. It's appropriate for children 3 to 5 years old. I enjoyed the photos, especially the pumpkin boats! Children seem to love the photos and can easily grasp the concept of a seed growing into a pumpkin due to the simple nature of the book.
Nov 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
This was a great informational story to be read around Halloween. It talks all about pumpkins and how they grow, the different types, and what you can use them for. I would recommend this story for any age to learn the basics about Pumpkins.
Feb 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book! It's a fun, informational book. It covers everything from the life of a pumpkin to the different uses for it (including eating, decorating, and even riding in). Very good for kids!
Kallie Krammes
Great story to teach kids about pumpkins and how they grow and what they can be used for. This would be a great lesson for the fall time and even Halloween time. It could lead into an art project as well. This would be for younger children.
Oct 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a great non fiction book to kick off your pumpkin unit. I read this book and then talk about the life cycle of a pumpkin. I also have it as a listening center and students can listen to it and then draw their favorite part of the story. It has great real pictures of pumpkins as well.
Oct 23, 2009 rated it really liked it
I wish the jack-o-lanterns at the end weren't so scary looking. Great informational book on pumpkins besides that.
Taylor Johnson
Great informational book about the life cycle of a pumpkin and how it grows. Great illustrations.
Natalie  Sapkarov Harvey
Photographs are obviously the highlight of this book. The text is laid out well and proportionately per page, but it doesn't flow so well in some places.
Stellar photography; excellent for PK. Paired with fictional pumpkin tales.
A book with great photos. Good fall book to read. Also good to show the cycle of life from seed to plant. I will use this book in my science area or just to read during the fall.
Dec 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s
Reviewed for Heartland School.
May 09, 2013 rated it liked it
Great pictures paired with an informational story.
Cheryl Kays
Feb 25, 2013 rated it liked it
This book provides vocabulary words about the life cycles of pumpkins and what pumpkins are used for.
The text doesn't transition as smoothly as it could and should.
Kim Miller
A good fun book for getting kids into nonfiction. Great to read around this time of year. Could go well with fall activities.
Mar 09, 2016 rated it did not like it
This mentioned nothing about pie.
I enjoyed the photos, thoughtfully accompanying the words, but I felt as though the words jumped around and had no flow.
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Jill Esbaum is a full-time writer and author of I am Cow, Hear Me Moo!, I Hatched!, Stanza, and Tom’s Tweet, among many others. She lives on a farm with her husband and children in Dixon, IA.
“one of the healthy vegetable with different color, it come in by a lot of fun and beautiful fall season. Gardening, seasons, life, and what people doing with pumpkin. Family can have a lot of fun and enjoy their time (and at the same time learn a lot of new things)” 0 likes
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