Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Never Before Published Winner!

Today we read a great seasonal book -- The Fierce Yellow Pumpkin, by Margaret Wise Brown. This was a story that was had been lost in Ms. Brown's papers and never published till 2003. And thank goodness someone found it and unearthed it and had Caldecott-winner Richard Egielski illustrate it!

This is the story of a small, green pumpkin. The pumpkin dreams of some day being big and fierce and scaring away the mice in the field. The story tells of how this pumpkin grows from being green, to yellow to sun-orange -- and eventually into a fierce jack-o-lantern.

This one is destined to be a classic -- like Ms. Brown's Goodnight Moon!

1 comment:

Leonie said...

This sounds like such a lovely book - I'll keep my eye out for it. We all like picture books here. :-)