What a pleasure to read A Pumpkin for Thanksgiving by Sue Berard-Goldberg, illustrated by Ann Handy and Judy Shammas. I'm so used to reading children books for my own grandchild, who is only three, that I had forgotten that children books can have a real plot to them. A Pumpkin for Thanksgiving is a good, family friendly story, published by Three Bean Press.
The story is about a lady named, Nicole, who loved to garden. When
she planned her garden she made sure that she left room for a pumpkin. When she seeded her garden, she put her pumpkin seeds in a special area with room for a vine to grow. When she cultivated her garden, she imagined a huge pumpkin, perfect for a Halloween jack-o-lantern. She watched with pleasurable anticipation the orange squash grow.
However, what we plan is not what we get.
And that's the extent of my spoiler. Buy the book.
Barnes & Noble
ISBN 978 - 0 - 9882212 - 8 - 4
There is a twist to the plot. Nicole adapts and makes do with what she has (I told you No Spoilers.) Included in the back of the book is a craft that the family will enjoy.
Not only am I reading this book to my own grandchild, but I'm planning on leaving room to plant a pumpkin patch in my own garden. Hopefully, the Thanksgiving craft will be a centerpiece on my own Thanksgiving table, too. Five Stars *****