THE FORGOTTEN PUMPKIN is a delightful autumn story for children about a sad pumpkin who was forgotten when Farmer Pond and his sons went to the fields to harvest all the pumpkins. Mr. Pond was in a hurry to gather the pumpkins and forgot to pick the large pumpkin that grew next to the woods far from the road.
The big beautiful pumpkin was so sad it began to cry. During the night, the pumpkin’s cries became so loud that it woke the animals in the nearby forest. They came to the field and asked, “Pumpkin, why are you crying?” Pumpkin explained he had been forgotten and he was sure he would make a nice smiley jack-o’-lantern.
The animals looked at each other and came up with a plan to move the pumpkin near the road and carve it into a jack-o-lantern.
The story will hold a child’s attention with the surprising ways the pumpkin was transformed into a smiling jack-o-lantern with the darling characters beautifully illustrated by Susan Foland Ertel.
Do I recommend THE FORGOTTEN PUMPKIN? Absolutely!
About the Author (from the last page of the book)
Hugh G. Earnhart is a retired history professor, a Korean War Veteran, and an Ohio State Master Gardener/Naturalist from Poland, Ohio, where he lives with his wife and flower consultant, Mary Kay. Being a flower judge also makes use of any free time. He is a member of the Giant Pumpkin Grower’s Association of America, Canfield, Ohio chapter.
About the Illustrator (from the last page of the book)
Susan Foland Ertel’s whimsical artwork reflects her interest and love of animals. She is the author and illustrator of Belle, The Hound That Was Found. Susan lives with her husband and pets in Wilmington, Ohio, where they enjoy their seven grandchildren.
I bought THE FORGOTTEN PUMPKIN at Books By The Banks, Cincinnati, OH, and promised the author an honest review before passing it on to my granddaughter.