Sunday, October 17, 2010

The Runaway Pumpkin by Kevin Lewis

This is a rollicking story of a giant pumpkin that gets cut free from the vine by Buck and Billy Baxter. The pumpkin starts to slowly roll down the hill, but quickly picks up speed and zooms down the hill. The pumpkin breezes past Mama Baxter and Grandpa Baxter, until Poppa Baxter figured out how to stop the pumpkin. The Baxter's took the pumpkin home and made pumpkin soup, pumpkin bread, and pumpkin pie to enjoy at a Halloween feast. They even carved a jack-o-lantern out of the pumpkin shell. It's a fast paced, fun story and the repeating chorus of "Thumpety, bumpety, thumpin', bumpin, round and roll-y runaway pumpkin" is one that children like to shout out (between giggles).

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