|painted pumpkin patch|
Each year my community has a Fall Festival with pumpkin painting, hay ride, petting zoo, inflatables, cake walk, silent auction, food, and more... it's a lot of fun!
This year it started raining about an hour into our festivities, so many folks packed up and went home. But we sure had a good time while it lasted! And it reminded me to share about a couple of pumpkin-y books I've read recently (which is kind of weird, because usually I am not so timely in my reading!):
PICK A PUMPKIN by Patricia Toht, illus. by Jarvis, brought to us by Candlewick is one long poem for the wee ones that perfectly captures the experience of visiting a pumpkin patch and choosing just the right one and turning it into a jack-o-lantern. Lovely!
... and PUMPKINHEADS by Rainbow Rowell, illus. by Faith Erin Hicks, brought to us by First Second. It's a graphic novel about teens who work at a pumpkin patch. In true Rainbow Rowell style, it's also a sweet love story.
I also received in the mail a delicious cornucopia of Halloweenie treasure from Michelle Kogan! You can find them at her etsy shop.
I'm kind of enchanted by white pumpkins lately... you can learn more about them here. And here is a wee poem:
spooks no one
- Irene Latham