Duke, Kate Ready for Pumpkins 40 pgs, Random House Children's Books, 2012. $11.98. (Rating: G)
Hercules is a class guinea pig who doesn’t like to be left out. When he sees the children in his class growing seeds, well it’s a sure bet the Hercules is going to too. He sneaks out of his cage during summer break and plants a pumpkin seed and takes care of it. What will happen when Hercules has to go to back to school, but his pumpkins aren’t full grown yet!
Dreaming and accomplishing your goals with initiative and self motivation, is always a good lesson for people of any age. The artwork was cute but not stand out for me. I think that after students read this they may wonder what their class pet is plotting!
EL -ADVISABLE Reviewer: Stephanie MLS graduate & Author.