Have you read about Rebecca Estelle and her cat Esmerelda? If not, you are missing out. These two are a delight, as is this fun fall story. I do not want to spoil the plot for you, but I will tell you this, the book lends itself well to enriching vocabulary, practicing past tense, making predictions, sorting verbs and adjectives, not to mention that it is just plain fun!
Too Many Pumpkins, by Linda White is not a book about Halloween. There are no scary parts, no trick-or-treat or costumes. It is mostly a story about too many pumpkins with a few Jack-o-lanterns, a couple of laughs, some problem solving, and a very feel good ending!
The first time I read this book was years ago while volunteering in my son's 2nd grade class. I wasn't familiar with the story, but I loved it so much I rushed out to add to my collection. If it's one you haven't read I suggest you check it out ASAP. If you already know how wonderful it is be sure to check out the literature activities I have designed to compliment the book for use in your classroom. I do hope you love it as much as I do!
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