Rotten Pumpkin

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 5   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

In brilliant images and an easy-to-understand text, Schwartz and Kuhn tell the story of what happens to a Jack O’ Lantern after Halloween. Compost won’t mean the same thing after you’ve seen the amazing transformation of Jack from grinning pumpkin to mold-mottled wreckage to hopeful green shoot. Part story, part science, and a whole lot of fun.

Format Your Price
978-1-939547-03-3
$12.74
Interest Level Preschool - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction, Picture Books
Copyright 2013
Publisher Creston Books
Imprint Creston Books
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2013-07-23
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF051050, JNF013090
Dewey 577.16
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9 x 9
ATOS Reading Level 4.3
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 173528
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
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Reviews

Kirkus Reviews

“An ecology lesson, an inspiration for readers’ theater—or a compelling read all on its own.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews

Publishers Weekly

“The inventive concept combines a Halloween theme with science that readers can easily replicate—if they have the stomach for it.”—Publishers Weekly

School Library Journal

“Who says the scariest Halloween books for kids are strictly fictional? With Rotten Pumpkin you’ve all the thrills of a typical horror story, laden with facts along the way.”—School Library Journal

Author: David Schwartz

David Schwartz is the author of over 50 math and science books, including How Much is a Million?, G is for Googol, and If You Hopped Like a Frog. His math and science presentations have delighted students across the globe. He lives in Oakland, CA.

Photographer: Dwight Kuhn

Dwight Kuhn has illustrated more than 140 children's books on nature and biology with his brilliant photographs. His images have also appeared in major magazines and textbooks. He lives in Maine.

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Rotten Pumpkin

In brilliant images and an easy-to-understand text, Schwartz and Kuhn tell the story of what happens to a Jack O’ Lantern after Halloween. Compost won’t mean the same thing after you’ve seen the amazing transformation of Jack from grinning pumpkin to mold-mottled… View available downloads →