This picture book will keep kids of all ages transfixed on the book and text and they will want to read and re-read it because of the wonderful colorful illustrations.
In Pumpkin Baby a young child tries to come to terms with the imminent arrival of a sibling. As Mom and her go through their days waiting for the arrival of a new baby, the young imaginative girl tries to picture different babies in nature such as a baby cabbage and stork. Both of these babies have their own unique characteristics and flaws.
How could she love a pumpkin baby or stork baby? It is hard because they are not cuddly and warm as a real baby. So, when he new addition to the family arrives, the young child is very happy to welcome the new sibling into the family. The baby has all the perfect features and is very soft and inviting. How wonderful!
Jane Yolen is one of North America’s most successful and respect authors for children. Her list of awards includes the Caldecott Award, the World Fantasy Award, and two Christopher Medals. She lives in Massachusetts and Scotland.
Susan Mitchell is a popular illustrator of children’s picture books. She lives in Montreal, Quebec.
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth