Picking Apples & Pumpkins
Author: Amy Hutchings and Richard Hutchings
Illustrator: Richard Hutchings
Grade Level Equivalent:
Guided Reading Level:
Cooking, Outdoor Activities and Recreation, Autumn Themes, Farm and Ranch Life
This colorful book tells the story of a family who visits a New Jersey farm in autumn to have a picnic, and engage in seasonal activities such as picking apples, selecting pumpkins, baking apple pies, and creating jack-o-lanterns.
Richard Hutchings' appealing photographs show the family in an actual apple orchard and pumpkin patch, both cared for by a present-day farmer. The family enjoys a picnic set in the splendor of fall foliage and later sculpts pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns and bakes apple pies from scratch. Young readers will be pleasantly entertained by this seasonal story and will also delight in making their own apple pie using the homemade recipe included in the text.