Author Teresa Bateman Illustrations Stephanie Fizer Coleman
Age range: 4-8
A routine field trip to the pumpkin patch to find the perfect one takes a bit of a turn as children find their picture perfect pumpkins and store them under the bus for safe journey back to school. As the kids dream of funny and scary faces to carve, the pumpkins inadvertently escape only to splatter around the town. As the kids realize that their pumpkins are gone all except for the big one tied to the roof of the bus, they realize that it will be big enough for everyone to enjoy and to decorate. But what happened to the pumpkin mess in the neighborhood?
A Bookish Decree: A field trip that goes awry turns into something delicious.