Written by: Kevin Lewis
Illustrated by: S.D. Schindler
Published by: Orchard
Release Date: September 1, 2003
Synopsis: When Buck, Billy, and little sister Lil spy the biggest pumpkin they're ever seen, they can't resist. Buck and billy try to roll it down the hill, but the giant pumpkin barrels its way through the family farm and no one can stop it! Kids and families will have a thumpin' bumpin' good time with this rollicking tale of a pumpkin on the run.
This is a book that I bought at a Scholastic Book Fair many years ago and it serves as a reminder to me to remember the wonderful fairs that are upcoming at our local schools. I know that Mundie Moms and Mundie Kids check those out faithfully and if you're like me you spend way too much money there. But consider the quality of books you purchase like this one.
A pumpkin that runs away from two little boys and their baby sister. The words are so rhythmic that you'll find yourself repeating them just for fun:
Round and 'roundacross the groundmaking athumpin'bumpin soundcame thatthumpetybumpetythumpin'bumpin'round and roll-yRUNAWAY PUMPKIN!
Don't you want to find out what happens to this giant, out-of-control, rolling pumpkin? I know I do...every October. Another must-have, Halloween classic for your children's book shelves.