To all Educators, Parents, Grandparents and Mentors;
Thank you very much for your interest in learning more about The Pumpkin Family.
Unlike many books for kids, this book is not a book to hand to a child or a classroom and then walk away. This book is written for the purpose of a caring adult invested in the future of a child to sit down and read the story to the child (family or class) and then open a dialogue on issues* raised during the reading of the book. The book provides a wonderful family, or class teaching situation.
(75 % of book sales are from teaching institutions.)
Some of the issues raised include bullying, adoption, race, being overweight, possible death or loss of a loved one, and other issues affecting millions of kids today. The book also has 2 question and answer pages to help kids learn to memorize, and start the process of understanding tolerance.
I hope you will find The Pumpkin Family to be a wonderful learning tool to facilitate a dialogue with the many issues that affect kids today. Together, you and the kids can discover todays issues and effectively deal with the issues, so your child or classmates are confident and safe moving forward supporting their friends, family members and themselves as who they are.
(When reading to kids, we suggest a two day read stopping at page 22. Begin reading on page 23 the second day through the end of the book. Don't forget the interactive questions at the end of the book.)
This is a 2 or 3 day lesson.