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Pumpkin Fiesta

Pumpkin Fiesta

by Caryn Yacowitz Illustrated by Joe Cepeda
Old Juana is the pumpkin champion! She works long and hard and always wins the crown at the fair. Now Foolish Fernando wants to win. His problem is that he's both foolish and lazy. He dresses and talks like Old Juana, but he doesn't work as hard.... Parents and kids will love this funny fable, which combines a message about the value of hard work with engaging illustrations from Joe Cepeda. There's even a recipe for pumpkin soup!
Ages
6, 7, 5
Interest Level
Grades K - 2
Grade Level Equivalent
5.5
Lexile Measure
640L
DRA
16
Guided Reading
J
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers
Number of Pages
32
Genre
Comedy and Humor, Fables, Folk Tales and Myths, General Fiction

About the Author and Illustrator

Caryn Yacowitz
Joe Cepeda Get acquainted with Joe Cepeda, the illustrator of awarding-winning picture books such as What a Truly Cool World and Nappy Hair.

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