A Christmas pumpkin? Who's ever heard of such a thing? In this colorfully illustrated children's story, James wants to show everyone what a green pumpkin can do for Christmas. Follow him while he dreams of ways to decorate his pumpkin for Christmas. Many people will laugh at this idea. Will he get a chance to turn his green pumpkin into something special before Christmas Eve? This delightful story proves that if you believe in something, you can make it happen.
We decorate bright orange pumpkins for Halloween. We eat delicious pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving. We decorate our yards with bright orange pumpkins in the fall. But what would you possibly do with a pumpkin for Christmas?
Inspired by her son, Matthew, and his 5-year-old classmates, local author Debbie Reece wrote a story about a pumpkin that never turns orange and seems neglected for Halloween. A young boy decides that he wants to use it to celebrate Christmas. The pumpkin then becomes the source of neighborhood curiosity and inspiration. Her story sweetly conveys the significance of Christmas and Hanukkah traditions through the eyes of a child. Your family is sure to enjoy this new holiday story with a twist. It is an easy read with full color illustrations throughout and a pull out coloring page to design your own Christmas Pumpkin.
The Christmas Pumpkin by Debbie Reece was awarded first prize in 2010 for illustrated children's fiction book by Press Women of Texas, and third place nationally by the National Federation of Press Women.