Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Wee Reads: Pumpkin Island by Arthur Geisert

Ever since Finn was born, and even before then, we would read to him. We wanted to show him reading from an early age. Now he loves us to read the same books, over, and over, and over. But it is the sweetest thing, when he likes to pick out a book and climb into our laps. 

Pumpkin IslandPumpkin Island by Arthur Geisert


Drawn from life, Arthur Geisert’s Pumpkin Island is the fantastical story of a real life town brought to a halt by a profusion of pumpkins.
Elkader, Iowa, is the perfect picture of small town life—that is, until the pumpkins arrive. One pumpkin? Fine. Two pumpkins? Okay. But with pumpkins growing around every street corner, and over every building, what’s a town to do? In these pages, Geisert imagines the town of Elkader overrun by the pumpkins that grow on Pumpkin Island, which sits in the Turkey River, right outside his kitchen window

Do you like this book?

Yeah because I loooove pumpkins! I like going to the pumpkin patch!

What's your favorite part of the book?

When they made all of the pumpkins into jack o lanters and they lit them up like on Halloween!

What do you think of the cover?

I like all of the pumpkins. Because this is a book about pumpkins!

This was a fun book about pumpkins! Finn absolutely loves pumpkins, we've been taking him to the pumpkin patch since he was just a couple months old, ever year we go. 

I love how in the book it teaches to use the vines as fertilizer to make even more beautiful plants.

The artwork is beautiful in this book and I want to buy the actual book to read to him!

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Arthur Geisert grew up in Los Angeles, California, and claims not to have seen a pig until he was an adult. Trained as a sculptor in college, Geisert learned to etch at the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles. Geisert has published just about a book a year for the past thirty years. Every one of his books has been illustrated with etchings. His work has appeared in The New Yorker and The Horn Book Magazine. In 2010 his book Ice was selected as a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated book of the year. Geisert currently lives in a converted bank building in Bernard, Iowa.

1 comment:

  1. This looks charming! And if you and Finn liked this one, you should try Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White. It's one of our favorites -- even now, when Robin is a college grad.


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