Young readers will follow a little pumpkin from his father’s house to a strange land called Foolishness in search of being a part of the world’s idea of Halloween fun. Similar to real life, the children will learn about the consequences the little pumpkin received for pursuing this kind of fun and ignoring the wisdom and warnings of the father. This story is based on the on the Lost Son Parable in the book of Luke.
In The Lost Pumpkin’s Halloween Adventure, author and illustrator Wanda Hernandez takes children on a Scripture-filled journey about a young pumpkin on Halloween (based on the Parable of the Lost Son in the Gospel of Luke). Tempted by the luster and excitement of Halloween fun, and longing to join in with what everyone else is doing, the young pumpkin disobeys his father’s instructions and runs off with his money to pursue the pleasures of life. After the candy, money, and fun has run out, the little pumpkin considers that he probably should have heeded his father’s warning. In colorful fall/Halloween-themed illustrations and rhyming prose, Hernandez teaches little ones the value of listening to parents, God’s love, and prioritizing wisdom over temporary fun.
Featuring helpful pages about salvation both before and after the story, as well as several Scriptures to correspond with the ideas represented on the pages of the story, Hernandez creates a Scripture-filled learning experience for children that is also entertaining. Kids will love the moody, bright colors and the cute Little Pumpkin character. Parents can appreciate the sound, biblical teaching approach and the easy-to-read text. The book is long enough to make for a satisfying read, but short enough that children won’t become bored before the story is over. Helpful questions and conversation starters are also included in the back of the book, along with online resources to further minister to children.
The Lost Pumpkin’s Halloween Adventure is a good resource for parents and a fun read for little ones, jam-packed with Scripture and valuable lessons of God’s unconditional love. For this reason, we are pleased to award the Dove Seal of Approval for All Ages.
The Lost Pumpkin’s Halloween Adventure is a good resource for parents and a fun read for little ones, jam-packed with Scripture and valuable lessons of God’s unconditional love.