Tamika Prince is a children's book author and the founder of Bloom Creative Books. Her books are known for their creative and imaginative storytelling. Learn more about Tamika, her work, and Bloom Creative Books at www.bloomcreativebooks.com
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Miss Rachel is going to teach the kids about pumpkins on Monday morning in the storybook Justin’s Pumpkin Patch Adventure by Tamika L. Prince. She takes out some pumpkin seeds and tells them how a farmer plants the seeds in the ground. Pumpkins need sun and water to grow and when they grown they have bright green leaves and brown stems on the outside. It has a yummy orange pulp inside. Justin cannot wait to see a pumpkin. On Tuesday Miss Rachel brings a pumpkin to class and on Wednesday she brings some tools to cut out a funny shape on the pumpkin. On Thursday Miss Rachel surprises the kids by putting a candle inside the pumpkin. It was a magical moment for the students. On Friday she takes them on a trip to Pumpkin Patch where pumpkins are grown so that they can pick out their own pumpkins. Justin is very excited and the farmer takes them on a ride in his bright red tractor around the farm. Will Justin find his pumpkin?
This story gives children an idea about how much fun field trips can be. The topic is educational and relevant and with Halloween around the corner it is an engaging topic for a story. The adventure Justin and his friends have during the trip and the everlasting memories they create are beautiful. The illustrations by Devin Smith do full justice to the story, and the characters and scenes come alive with those adorable and enchanting illustrations. It is a perfect story for any season because it makes children understand the importance of going on a field trip.