Saturday, October 03, 2009

Pumpkin Hunt: Duck & Goose Find a Pumpkin by Tad Hill

"Nice pumpkin, Thistle."

"Yes, it is."

"I want a pumpkin, too," said Goose.

"Duck, let's go find one."

Admiring their friend Thistle's lovely orange specimen puts Duck and Goose into instant pumpkin lust. The two set out to find their own, but they have no idea where pumpkins are to be found. A hollow log turns out to be a pumpkin-free zone. Then the frisky friends jump into a pile of autumn leaves and toss them at each other.

"Is our pumpkin in the leaf pile?"

"No," said Duck.

"Is our pumpkin up in the apple tree?"

Well, no, and it's not in the pond where Duck admires his own relection either. Goose climbs on top of Duck's shoulders to peer at the top of a big stump, to discover only an acorn.

Then they come upon their friend Thistle again, who asks a salient question.

"Have you tried the pumpkin patch?"

"The WHAT?" ask Duck and Goose.

Needless to say, the two friends are soon congratulating each other on their amazing search strategy from their perch on top a beautiful orange pumpkin.

Tad Hills' Duck & Goose Find a Pumpkin is the latest in his best-selling picture and board books starring his admittedly adorable gosling and duckling pals, just in time for visits to that elusive pumpkin patch for preschoolers everywhere.

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  • This looks like a great book! It's the perfect time of year to be reading about pumpkins.

    There's another great pumpkin book called "The Christmas Pumpkin" that's a cute story about a boy who finds a green pumpkin and wants to decorate it for Christmas. Everyone gives him a hard time at first, but eventually they all want one. ;o)

    Definitely worth checking out. Great blog!

    By Blogger ClickBrew, at 9:33 AM  

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