children's books,  early literacy,  halloween

Book Talk Tuesday – The Biggest Pumpkin Ever

I just realized that I only have two more Tuesdays before Halloween, which means I only get to choose two more Halloween books to share with you – how am I supposed to do that?!  Ok, I guess it’s like triage, so today’s pick is one that I read multiple times in the weeks before Halloween.

The Biggest Pumpkin Ever (by Steven Kroll) is an older book, and it’s kind of long for preschoolers, but for some reason my students request it over and over.  It’s a sweet story about two mice who have been trying to grow the biggest pumpkin for the annual pumpkin festival, but each mouse thinks they are working alone (one takes care of the pumpkin during the day, and the other takes care of it at night).  The children love the way that the mice sneak around, and always seem to miss each other.

Eventually the mice realize that they’ve had help, and they decide to work together and share the pumpkin (gotta love a story about working together and sharing!).  This book has such a great moral that I can’t say no when my students beg me to read it.  The Biggest Pumpkin Ever is a Halloween staple in my classroom, I promise it will be a celebrated addition to yours!

I’m linking up this post with Mrs. Jump’s Class, make sure to stop over there and check out some other great books!

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