Thursday, November 5, 2009

what the green pumpkin brought

Just thought I'd share what the Green Pumpkin brought the boys this year. These are all wonderful--the boys are really enjoying them (and the mama too).

Hedgie's Surprise--we first discovered this one in the library and Dieter was captivated it by it. A hedgehog helps a hen defend her eggs from a rascally tomten. I adore the illustrations by Jan Brett.

Miss Bindergarten Stays Home from Kindergarten--perfect for flu season. I just love Miss Bindergarten and this book is just as sweet and simple as the others with its rhyming text and homey, domestic illustrations.

The Jolly Postman or Other People's Letters--we already had the Jolly Pocket Postman (held over from Faith and Jacob's childhood), which is much more complex (though Dieter loves it). This is the original and much simpler--a hit with Dieter too, though perhaps not as much as the Pocket one.

How Groundhog's Garden Grew--we all adore this one and it is such a great way for children to learn (from a book, anyway) where food comes from. It's sweet and approachable for little ones, but touches on a lot of gardening principals, like pollination and organic gardening. In the end the groundhog treats all his animal friends to a big Thanksgiving dinner. It's adorable.


Jessica said...

I probably say this every year, but I love your Green Pumpkin tradition! I have most of those books and love them--big hits with the kids at work.

Joy said...

The Green Pumpkin has good taste in books! :) I love reading about everyone's traditions surrounding Halloween.

Jennifer said...

Those look great, we really like Jan Brett here too.

Hannah said...

Lovely selection of books from the Green Pumpkin this year! Do you have Peepo! by the Ahlbergs? It was my favourite book as a very small child and is always a hit with every child I've read it to since

pilgrimama said...

Jan Brett is a favorite of mine too!