Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White, Fall, Harvest Stories, Fall Stories

This was a cute harvest story about a woman who lives with her cat companion. She dislikes pumpkins because when she was little, that was all her family had to eat. Now that times are better, she stays away from pumpkins, until one day, a twist of fate made her change her mind.

While driving past her yard, a truck full of pumpkins ejects one onto the street in front of her house after a big bump, and it breaks all over her yard. Later, she finds herself with an entire crop of pumpkins, with which she makes as many pumpkin goodies as she can think of. Then she invites the entire neighborhood over to delight in her cooking.

She and her kitty have so much fun sharing the pumpkin goodies, she changes her mind about pumpkins and plants more for next year.

I love happy endings, don't you?

Bonnie Worthington
Author, Engine Ed's Colorful Train

Saturday, October 4, 2008

The Giving Tree, Shel Silverstein, trees, children's books,

This story touched me deeply because I love trees. Not only that, The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein has a wonderful moral.

The book immediately touched me because it spoke of a tree's love for a boy and a boy's love of the tree he played with hour after hour, day after day, year after year. The book personified trees. I've always been partial to trees and their very realistic quiet wisdom. I'm a walnut grower and share a wonderful, enchanted time-space reality with some amazing trees that give and give to me every year.

This is a story about selfless love. Bravo Shel. This is a beautiful story! I highly recommend it!

Bonnie Worthington
Author, Engine Ed's Colorful Train