Sixteen Runaway Pumpkins by Dianne Ochiltree

Sixteen Runaway Pumpkins - Dianne Ochiltree, Anne-Sophie Lanquetin

Sixteen Runaway Pumpkins is a must read for K-1 in the month of October!  This entertaining and action packed book integrates math and literacy as Sam, the raccoon, counts each pumpkin as he fills up his wagon.  However, Sam experiences some trouble on the way home and winds up with a mess. Instead of getting upset, Gramps takes Sam's mess and turns it into something delicious!  This simple story has a great message while reinforcing counting.  I would do a pumpkin seed counting activity after reading this story with my students.  I would also have students build sentences on how to make a pumpkin pie in my word work literacy stations.