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Book Review: Pumpkins by Ken Robbins

I was browsing the seasonal selection of kids’ books at the local library this week where I found this cute book on pumpkins.

Pumpkins on Trailerbed


It has gorgeous photographs. The cover pulled me right in. It’s been a while since I have visited the pumpkin patch. As my kids are getting older now we really don’t go each year. The book made me long for those days when we would put the babies down on a pile of bright orange pumpkins and take pictures of them. What better background could there be for a cute baby/kid photo?
Robbin’s amazing photographs of tractor trailers loaded up with pumpkins, pumpkin seeds in the  hand of a farmer, pumpkins growing in a field, and kids picking them and getting them ready for Halloween are just beautiful.



This is definitely a book geared towards younger readers (4-8).  Some of the reviewers on Amazon greatly disliked the book because it has some “scary” pictures of kids trick-or-treating near the end of the book. I didn’t find them particularly scary but I suppose people are entitled to have a different opinion. My 10-year-old daughter was elated when she looked through the book. Now she wants to see if we can find a field where someone is growing a 1,000 pound pumpkin around here…


Ulla Seckler  is a dollmaker who was born and raised in Germany. She lives in beautiful Colorado with her husband and two kids. You can find her Notes by a German Dollmaker on her blog where she shares some great German recipes, pictures of her sweet dolls, and life lessons learned.  Don’t forget to stop by her Etsyshop and take a peek at her wonderful doll creations.


2 thoughts on “Book Review: Pumpkins by Ken Robbins

  1. I love the photos! Visiting the pumpkin patch is one of our favorite things to do in the fall, too. I’m looking forward to going just next wk!

  2. Hope you share some of your pictures from the pumpkin patch over here!

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