Annotations for Ready for Pumpkins


Baker & Taylor
"A classroom guinea pig learns about gardening by growing his own pumpkin"--

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Baker & Taylor
Wanting to grow something of his own after watching the first-graders sprout plants from seeds, Hercules, a classroom guinea pig, gets his chance during summer vacation when he teams up with a friendly rabbit to plant pumpkin seeds, but he soon discovers how much patience gardening requires when his seeds have not fully grown into pumpkins by the time school resumes.

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Baker & Taylor
Wanting to grow something of his own after watching the first-graders sprout plants from seeds, Hercules, a classroom guinea pig, gets his chance during summer vacation when he teams up with a friendly rabbit to plant pumpkin seeds.

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Random House, Inc.
A classroom guinea pig finds a way to plant his own garden in this funny tale of pumpkins and patience.

After watching the first graders grow plants from seeds, Hercules, the class guinea pig, is inspired. He wants to grow things, too!

With the help of a rabbit named Daisy, Hercules plants his seeds and waits. And waits and waits. . . . He learns that growing things takes more than seeds and soil, sun and rain. It takes patience. But sometimes having to wait makes the reward even sweeter.

"Duke's story brims with humor of both the classroom and animal-buddy varieties, and her featherlight paintings capture every ounce of Herky's enthusiasm, impatience, and eventual satisfaction." --PW, starred review

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