Author: Steve Kroll
Illustrator: Jeni Bassett
For Ages: 4-8
Where to Get it: This book is available to purchase online at Chapters and Amazon. I found it at the downtown Kamloops Library as well.
The Biggest Pumpkin Ever is the story of Clayton, the house mouse, and Desmond, the field mouse who both discover the same pumpkin growing in the vegetable garden on the same day (but not at the same time!) Each tends to the pumpkin, without the other one knowing, and before long it’s ENORMOUS! Eventually they meet and discover that they’ve both helped the pumpkin to grow so large and they work together to get the pumpkin to the town pumpkin contest.
When I asked my four year-old what her favorite part of this book was, she said “I liked how they used team-work to make the pumpkin grow SO big!” A great lesson for all kids to learn and I couldn’t have said it better myself! Be sure to check out this great book, perfect for this time of year.
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Jennifer has lived in Kamloops for 20 years and is proud to call it home! She has developed many great friends and connections in the community throughout that time and is passionate about bringing families together in the community and providing resources to them! She is currently a full-time mom to Hayley and Megan. In September, she will return to her full-time job as well! In her (not so) spare time, she likes to hang out with friends and family, go boating, and occasionally do some scrapbooking and writing!