Little Brother Pumpkin Head

by Lucia Panzieri
eBook | Pages: 32
Size: 7-1/4 X 10-1/2 | USD: $16.95
ISBN: 9780823437276
Publication Date: July 30, 2016
Age: 3-7 | Guided Reading Level: M
Themes: Family & Relationships, Humor, Preschool
Recommendations: C*,K,SLJ

About the Book

A boy has a little brother on the way. His mother is eating much pumpkin—pumpkin soup, pumpkin dumplings, pumpkin ravioli and pumpkin pie. At first the boy is happy to think that this pumpkin diet will give his new baby brother red hair, which the boy is very fond of. Then the boy has a nightmare where his brother has a pumpkin head with nothing inside but seeds and pulp!

So the boy devises a rescue plan—to fill his brother’s head with the names of plants and animals and important people, to tell the baby stories and teach him important things.


★”The narration is funny in its sweet and authentic earnestness, and the book enhances the story with telling details and genuine tenderness . . . [a] warm and tasty tale.”
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, starred review