“I thought about a pumpkin baby.
Would it be orange on the outside?
Would it be too heavy to pick up,
too round to run and play with me?
ever love a pumpkin child?”
In Pumpkin Baby, a young child with an active imagination comes to terms with the imminent arrival of a sibling. As she and her mother move through their days--trips to the family farm, a meeting with the mailman--the young girl imagines a host of babies, each with their own unique characteristics and flows. A pumpkin baby might be too round, a stork baby could fly away. How on earth will she be able to love such a child? IN the end, however, the real-life baby is nothing like she'd expected, and everything she'd hope he would be.
Gently and lovingly told by Yolen, and wonderfully illustrated by Susan Mitchell, Pumpkin Baby is a perfect addition to the family library that’s expecting a new cardholder.