My Happy Pumpkin by Crystal Bowman is a children's board book, written in rhyme. The board book is shaped (cut out around the pumpkins and flower on the cover).
The story is sweet - following a father and son as they plant, pick, carve, and light a pumpkin. The author emphasizes obedience as a way to show our love to God and as a way to show God's love and light shining through us (which ties in with the story of the lit up pumpkin).
Because some may be curious - I thought I should mention that nowhere in the book does it specifically mention Halloween or depict any scary/Halloween images. It does, however, show a carved (jack-o'-lantern style) pumpkin.
Also, I thought it was worth mentioning that the book does mention God washing away the sins of the child (spoken by the child). I know there are differing ideas on sins and children, so I thought it would be best to point that out for those who might be curious.
The illustrations are cute and colorful and each image covers a two-page spread. The cute mouse shown on the cover pops up on almost every page - I like repetitive images like that in children's books so that I can prompt the child I am reading with to find the image on each page.
All in all, I think My Happy Pumpkin is a cute book with an overall good message. Although I don't think it will be one of our top favorites, I will still enjoy reading this with little ones.FTC Declaration: The publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book or advanced reading copy through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. This does not change the fact that I will give my honest opinion in my reviews.