The Ugly Pumpkin

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G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
21 Reviews
With looks different than all the others in the pumpkin patch, Ugly Pumpkin is teased by his peers and never gets picked throughout the whole season, but after he leaves the patch and heads out on his own, Ugly Pumpkin discovers that he is special in his own way and ends up becoming the star of a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration!

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User Review  - Brianna - Goodreads

I think this is a very sad book, but also a really great one. The ugly pumpkin finds a place where he feels accepted, and finally feels happiness, after being bullied for so long. I would use this book to teach about bullying. Read full review

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User Review  - Georgette Quinn - Goodreads

This is one of my favorite picture books. I have bought this book for several teachers over the years for their classroom libraries. This has a great message about everyone having a place they belong. Read full review

About the author (2005)

Dave Horowitz has written and illustrated several picture books, including Humpty Dumpty Climbs Again, Twenty-six Princesses and Five Little Gefiltes. He lives in Rosendale, New York.

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