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Mystery vine : a pumpkin surprise, Cathryn Falwell

Label
Mystery vine : a pumpkin surprise
Title
Mystery vine
Title remainder
a pumpkin surprise
Statement of responsibility
Cathryn Falwell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When a mysterious vine appears in their carefully tended garden, a brother and sister patiently watch and wait to see what it becomes. Includes gardening activities and pumpkin recipes
Review
  • PreS-K— Two children plant a garden in the spring. They water and weed and enjoy each vegetable as it ripens, but they are puzzled by one particular vine. Both spring and summer pass, and finally, in the fall, their mystery vine produces pumpkins. This will come as no surprise to even very young readers, as pumpkins are pictured on both the cover and title page, one of the seed packets the little girl carries has a picture of a pumpkin, and the book is subtitled "a pumpkin surprise." The layout is quite nice, with the text offset in small frames and enticing pictures of vegetables gracing the top, and brightly colored collages with clean lines decorating the pages. However, the rhyming text itself is often forced and awkward. Delightful pumpkin books abound, making this one a marginal purchase.—Grace Oliff, Ann Blanche Smith School, Hillsdale, NJ --Grace Oliff (Reviewed September 1, 2009) (School Library Journal, vol 55, issue 9, p120)
  • Falwell's latest introduces young readers to gardening. A young boy and girl work and explore their backyard garden from spring, when they plant the seeds, through summer, as they harvest the different vegetables, to autumn, when their mystery vine finally reveals its orange surprise. Rhyming verses describe their activities and the ripening vegetables: "First came lettuce, / crisp and crunching. / Bright green peas, / so good for munching." The characteristically brightly colored collage artwork accurately reflects the shapes and colors of the growing plants, so children can easily recognize the plants for what they are, whether in the book or in their own garden rows. Backmatter includes pumpkin recipes, some gardening ideas and instructions for a paper vine to record books read. This is a step up in complexity from Jeanne Titherington's Pumpkin, Pumpkin (1986), and, paired with Lois Ehlert's Growing Vegetable Soup (1987), it's a great choice to help prepare children for the fun and fruitfulness of gardening. (Picture book. 3-7) (Kirkus Reviews, August 15, 2009)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
326723
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Falwell, Cathryn
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
003-007
Interest level
LG
LC call number
PZ8.3.F2163
LC item number
My 2009
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 0
Reading level
1.8
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stories in rhyme
  • Gardens
  • Plants
  • Vegetables
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Gardens
  • Plants
  • Vegetables
Target audience
primary
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a pumpkin surprise
Label
Mystery vine : a pumpkin surprise, Cathryn Falwell
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
749594
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780061771989
Lccn
2008043437
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780061771989
  • (OCoLC)268547398
Label
Mystery vine : a pumpkin surprise, Cathryn Falwell
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
749594
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780061771989
Lccn
2008043437
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780061771989
  • (OCoLC)268547398

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