Pick a Pumpkin, Mrs. Millie!

In the fall, Mrs. Millie takes her kindergartners on a class trip to pick pumpkins for their harvest party. The class has fun guessing the meanings of their favorite teacher's nonsense words. They go on a dragon (wagon) rige, see a harecrow (scarecrow), pet the boats (goats) and drink apple spider (cider). What a pun-filled day!

TIME magazine Best Children's Books of 2009.

"Mrs. Millie is back and sillier than ever....Cox's wordplay is sure to amuse and entertain....A good addition to autumn storytimes." --School Library Journal

"When exuberant Mrs. Millie takes her kindergartners to the pumpkin patch, her malapropistic tendencies are in full force....Mathieu's artwork adds to the laughs, with images of 'round, orange pumas' and a busy game of 'hide and sheep' in a corn maze." --Publisher's Weekly

Selected Works

Award Winners
Oregon Spirit Award
Bank Street College of Education, Best Books of 2011
Bank Street College of Education Best Books of 2011
TIME magazine Best Children's Books of 2009
Anne Izard Storytellers' Choice Award 2009
Children's Choices list 2009
TIME magazine Best Children's Books of 2005
Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award 2004
Nevada Young Readers Award 2002
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