English Summary/英文概要： In Pumpkin Baby, a young child with an active imagination comes to terms with the imminent arrival of a sibling. Spurred on by trips with her mother to a family farm, she imagines a host of babies—each with their own unique haracteristics—and wonders if she could, indeed, love such a brother or sister. 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.
Excerpt from Pumpkin Baby:
When I was three years old, old enough to know better, my Mama took a ripe pumpkin from Auntie May’s patch of land.
Auntie May called out, hoe in hand, “Gonna get a baby that way from all those seeds.
A pumpkin baby.”
Their laughter flew back and forth, back and forth, across the rows.
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?
Would I, could I, ever love a pumpkin child?
Chinese Summary/中文概要： 這是一本教幼兒認知的幼教圖畫書，教寶寶 嬰兒生長的知識 ，教寶寶 準備接受新生兒的來到。
||About the Author/作者介绍： Jane Yolen 是北美最受尊崇的幼兒圖書作者 現居麻塞諸塞州,其它作品有 Owl Moon, The Devil’s Arthmetic, How Dinosaus Say Goodnight?,Briar Rose.
Susan Mitchell 是兒童圖畫故事書的名插畫家 現居魁北克蒙特利爾,其它作品有 The Christmas Pop-up Present, Claire and Unicorn Happy Ever After, Christmas Light.