From Dark to Light by Isabella Murphy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Pumpker, a little boy pumpkin, desires nothing more than to be adopted by a family to make them happy. Planted as a slim white seed along with his sisters, Plumpalicious and Plumpilina, he finds his wish come true as he grows into a pumpkin.
This is a very sweet story about a pumpkin seed, who wishes he could be out in the light. Being planted alongside his two sisters, he is the outcast of the family, they think he is weird and tend to not include him. Pumpker is bought to life with his personality and you can feel the excitement he has for growing and wanting to belong to a family.
I thought it was a very interesting book and the personification of the pumpkins worked well, you also felt empathy with Pumpker as you read the book. I also loved that no matter how his sisters treated him, he was so glad that they were going to the same family, so he would still be with them, this really shows sibling love.
It was an enjoyable book with great illustrations, younger children may struggle to read this independently but it would be a great book to share around halloween time. I also couldn't believe it was written by a child, she is very talented!
I would like to thank the publisher for sending this in exchange for an honest review.