The Christmas Pumpkin
Author: Debbie Reece
Illustrator: Ron Head
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: BeeBop Books; First edition
(June 15, 2009)
A Christmas pumpkin? Who ever heard of such a thing?
James wants to show everyone what a green pumpkin can do for Christmas. Follow him while he dreams of ways to decorate his pumpkin for Christmas. Many people will laugh at this idea. Will he get a chance to turn his green pumpkin into something special before Christmas Eve? The story helps readers understand that if you believe in something, you can make it happen. It sweetly conveys the significance of some holiday traditions through the eyes of a child.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Debbie Reece grew up in Maryland. She has a college degree and spent 12 years working for the federal government. Her career in computer and network technical support and training allowed her to write training documentation while learning about all the new and latest technology. When she thought she had had enough of Maryland, she moved to South Carolina and started working for a school district. Still involved with computers and technology, she started training people and creating easy-to-follow documentation for users to learn how to enjoy using a computer and not fear it. She met her husband in South Carolina and had her first child, Matthew. Now her family resides in Texas. As a stay at home mother, she never really considering herself an author. This fantastic story is inspired by her son, Matthew. Debbie has enjoyed so many memories and stories involving her son and his experience in the world. She is working on other books about the joys of life with a toddler and a bad day in school. The years just seem to slip by seemingly unnoticed until our children are leaving for college or getting married.
This is such a cute and heartwarming book!!The Christmas Pumpkin is sure to become a holiday tradition in our household!! It is an easy read and wonderfully illustrated. My little one was captivated by the story and has asked for a green pumpkin since reading the story. We definitely recommend this lovely book to everyone!!
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