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Ready for Pumpkins (Paperback) (Kate Duke)

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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 reviewFrom the Hardcover edition.
Hercules, a classroom guinea pig, has a revelation when he watches the first graders grow plants from seeds. He wants to grow things, too! And during summer vacation (spent with the teacher's dad), he gets his chance. With the help of a friendly rabbit, Herky prepares the soil, carefully plants pumpkin seeds, and waits. And waits, and waits. One of the most important things he learns about gardening is patience. It's very hard to go back to school when fall comes--especially because his pumpkins aren't quite ready yet. But in October, the teacher's dad arrives with a big pumpkin for her class--that just mysteriously grew in his yard! And Herky begins dreaming about next year's garden . . .

Kate Duke has created a funny and charming book that shows not just how seeds grow into plants, but also how you need patience to see a long project through.
Number of Pages: 1
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Gardening
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Kate Duke
Language: English
Street Date: September 8, 2015
TCIN: 21512772
UPC: 9780553524420
Item Number (DPCI): 247-49-1140
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