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Picking Patch

Diane Twomley

Casey is so excited to pick out a pumpkin at the pumpkin patch. There are so many kinds to look at-from round and bumpy to skinny and smooth! As Casey makes his way through the patch, he spots a new friend hiding under a wagon, peeking out from behind gourds, and even sitting on top of the pumpkin he decides to choose. At the end of the day, a pumpkin isn't the only thing Casey picks at the patch. Based on a true story, Picking Patch is the perfect fall read for pumpkin and animal lovers alike.

Check the illustrations on each page to see a furry friend lurking in the background!

Book Details

  • Publisher: Belle Isle Books
  • Publish Date: Jul 23rd, 2024
  • Pages: 36
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.50in - 8.50in - 0.25in - 0.70lb
  • EAN: 9781962416221
  • Categories: Animals - CatsConcepts - SeasonsAnimals - Pets
Praise for this book

"A joyous way to ring in the fall season that is full of heart. Not just an autumn treat, but also a book that will please the animal lover within us all."

-Jeff Mayer, author of The Little Green Pumpkin


"Beautiful and delicate illustrations tell the story of Casey, a young boy looking for the perfect pumpkin in Picking Patch. A sweet story of family togetherness and new responsibilities, Picking Patch will make you long for fall days, cooler weather, and the joys of a new companion."

-Lauren Oakey, author of Waiting for Adeline and Adeline by the Sea


"Picking Patch is simply charming! The magic that Casey experiences while picking out his own pumpkin parallels the joy that I've seen in my own daughter when we make our annual trip to the pumpkin patch. It's a perfect story to help bring the enchantment of fall to little readers everywhere."

-Madeline Large, mommy and teacher


"Picking Patch is a sweet story about the joy of finding the perfect pumpkin. Sometimes things happen that we don't expect, like finding a feline friend to help and love. It was so touching and familiar when the family sat down to discuss adopting 'Patch.' You can feel the author's purpose as the story progresses and the family has big decisions to make."

-MaryBeth Hoffman, gifted support teacher in the State College Area School District


"Picking Patch is a fun, heartwarming, and educational story that immediately transported me back to my childhood memories of frolicking around local farms in my hometown. Having worked in animal welfare for over a decade, and as the proud mother of two rescued cats, it was a joy to be on Casey's journey with him while he discovered his love for animals and learned about the lifesaving and rewarding responsibility of taking good care of a loving pet."

-Alyssa Fleck, animal welfare advocate


"This is a fantastic fall-themed book that my own children and my students loved! It is a heartwarming story that offers a lot of self-to-text connections and places to predict what will happen next."

-Paul Leah, fourth grade teacher