Each season is beautiful. Winter instantly becomes a magical white wonderland after the first snowfall, spring is full of new blooms and baby animals and summer is full of sunshine and fun. Fall is a season that is full of it’s own special kind of magic. From the leaves changing colours to the fall harvest you just can’t help but be amazed by the beauty of the fall season.
“Pumpkin Patch Blessings” is an adorable board book for young children. The author, Kim Washburn, has written a poem that reminds us of the blessings that God has given us in the fall season.
All to often we take the world around us for granted. We fail to notice the crunch of the leaves beneath our feet or the bright orange of a perfect pumpkin laying in the field. “Pumpkin Patch Blessings” is a gentle reminder to look around us and enjoy everything that God has given us.
The illustrator, Jacqueline East, uses warm fall colours to help set the stage for a cozy fall poem. Each image is a beautiful fall scene that will capture the imagination of every child.
My son loved the pages where they talked about a wagon ride. He immediately remembered his last birthday party and how we had gone on a wagon ride with his classmates. We talked about how friends are blessings from God and how we need to remember to treat them special every single day.
My daughter’s favourite part was when they children in the story were picking out the pumpkins. She recalled her trip to the pumpkin patch with her friends and all the excitement she had finding the perfect pumpkin for her Jack O’Lantern. We talked about how each pumpkin may not be perfect in our eyes, but to God each one is perfect. She remembered how each of her friends picked up a different shaped pumpkin to make their own “perfect” Jack O’Lantern.
The story is perfect for young children, perhaps in the toddler to Kindergarten age range. My daughter enjoyed the story but felt that the story was a little “babyish” for her, “after all mom, I’m 6 and a half now!”
“Pumpkin Patch Blessings” would be a beautiful story to share with little ones as we enter this fall season.
For more information on “Pumpkin Patch Blessings” please visit Zondervan Publishing.
*Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of “Pumpkin Patch Blessings” from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for for my review. All opinions are 100% my own.