Storytime with author Sandra Horning, pumpkin decorating and a costume competition is some of the halloweeny activites we have in store for Odyssey kids! Dress your best, put on your creative caps and come down to the Odyssey for a Pumpkin Party~ Pumpkin treats, decorating and storytime await...
Gavin is determined to grow a giant pumpkin and win first prize at the fair! Before he can enter his gourd in the contest, Gavin must first learn how to plant, fertilize, and pollinate the pumpkin seeds. With the help of his family and his neighbors, Gavin watches the seasons pass and his small pumpkin grow bigger and bigger. Perfect for the classroom, the book teaches about the science of gardening. Kids will learn about planting a seed, hand-pollination, protecting plants from frost, and choosing one pumpkin to fertilize so that it will grow to be huge! From planting to pruning to pumpkin pie, this delightful story shows how to cultivate a garden.
Sandra Horning creates an educational and amusing story that emphasizes the importance of science in gardening. The colorful harvest illustrations were created through a cut-paper collage technique, a specialty of illustrator Holly Stone-Barker. The method adds aspect, quality, and life to the two-dimensional pages. With the advice and help from friends and a big truck, you too can grow a prize-winning pumpkin for your town fair!