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Summary: A young girl and her parents enjoy a day of apple and pumpkin picking at Mr. Comstock's farm before a fun night of trick or treating. This is an easy-to-read and talk about book about the joys of Fall.
Type of Reading: playtime reading, family reading
Recommended Age: 3 to 7
Age of Child: Read to child 32 months old.
Young Reader Reaction: Preschooler enjoyed relating the experiences in the book to his/her recent Fall adventures.
Adult Reader Reaction: This was a very simple book and seemed to lack character, but definitely explored the fun of Fall.
Pros: This book covers many Fall activities in a short time.
Cons: The short sentences, while good for young children did not engender warmth or excitement with the parent.
Borrow or Buy: Borrow. While it has big illustrations, the language doesn't flow to make it a fun read.
Educational Themes: This story provides comparison for preschoolers experiencing Fall.
Literary Categories: Fiction -
Date(s) Reviewed: October 2004
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