Tuesday, October 20, 2009

What we are reading: The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin

Halloween is coming up! Last year we checked out and shared a great collection of poems -- It's Halloween! This year, our family borrowed a copy of The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin from the library and want to share notes about this cute book.

Spookley is a cute little story with a basic message -- it's OK and even valuable to be different from everyone else. The plot is like a Fall version of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer... Spookley is a pumpkin who is square. The round pumpkins make fun of him until one night during a storm, Spookley saves the day. The farmer realizes how special Spookley is, and decides to plant his seeds in his fields the following year, which leads to a magical kind of surprise -- pumpkins of all shapes, colors and sizes!

The book comes with a bonus CD, which we listened to and enjoyed as well. Spookely is a cute book that our kids enjoyed very much. My oldest talked about Spookley a lot after reading the book.

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Brimful Curiosities said...

Haven't heard of this one before. Sounds fun. Which reminds me, I've always wanted to buy one of those strange white pumpkins. Maybe this year?

Karen said...

The white ones are interesting. We tried to grow our own pumpkins this year, except I got the idea to start gardening in July -- a little too late! We'll do better next year!