The Roll-Away Pumpkin by Junia Wonders and Daniela Volpari

The Synopsis:

On a windy autumn day, Marla Little comes running down the hill yelling, “Help! My giant pumpkin is rolling away! Onward it goes, rolling and turning, with no sign of stopping! Diddle-dee-doo! Oh, what shall I do?”

A little girl chases her giant pumpkin all over town with some help along the way. It’s the perfect autumn bedtime story to read with your little pumpkin.


A giant pumpkin rolling out of control, it takes a village to stop it! In this fun little rhyming book, we follow a girl chasing her pumpkin in a desperate attempt to stop it.

The illustrations are gorgeous and capture the mood of the book with perfection while the writing brings the reader into the story in a fun way that is sure to keep the youngsters engaged in the story.

The only *possibly* questionable content is that one of the lines in the book refers to a “plump lady” and she is indeed, illustrated very plump. And though I don’t wish to be that reviewer that finds something to get offended about in every book, however I know from interacting with different children, that some kids who may struggle with obesity can be very sensitive to that and this may trigger certain emotions.

But despite the last said, I think the The Roll-Away Pumpkin is a cute book and can be enjoyed by both girls and boys to get into the Autumn mood, I give it 4 out of 5 stars!

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