Pumpkin Patch Blessings, written by Kim Washburn and illustrated by Jaqueline East, is an adorable children’s book that focuses on a fun day that a boy and a girl have at the pumpkin patch. I absolutely loved the autumn theme of the story; Washburn’s words capture exciting elements of fall festivities, and East’s drawings include brightly-colored leaves and pumpkins galore.
The book is 18 pages long. Each page includes four verses, in which the second and fourth lines rhyme. (The third page charmingly reads, “This time of year, the trees are so bold, exploding with colors, red, orange, and gold.”) The book is published by Zonderkidz and makes a couple of nice references to God’s creation. (i.e. “God’s creation is calling. Let’s go find some treasure!”)
Pumpkin Patch Blessings exudes a heartwarming feel. The book even cheerfully ends [spoiler alert!] with the two children at home, having carved Jack O’Lanterns, ready to eat pumpkin pie. If you love autumn, you may love this book!
You can find Pumpkin Patch Blessings here.