One parent's (and her kids') guide to navigating the library and bookstore. My recommendations in children's book classics . . . literature for little ones, then and now.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
My mom introduced me to this beautifully illustrated book by Jeanne Titherington called Pumpkin Pumpkin. Titherington does the full-color art on each page strictly with colored pencils. The detail in each illustration almost looks like it could be a photograph with the exception of the softness color pencils lend to each illustration. Titherington's simplicity in chronicling the life cycle of a pumpkin introduces us to a little boy named Jamie who plants pumpkin seeds and watches a pumpkin grow until it's ready for carving. The children especially enjoy looking for the insect, amphibian, or mammal in each illustration.