Monday, September 18, 2017

Benji & the 24 Pound Banana Squash Book Review and Giveaway


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Benji & the 24 Pound Banana Squash is a hardcover children's book that is by bestselling author Alan C. Fox with illustrations by Eefje Kuijl. This adorable book is the story of a child named Benji's experience of growing a banana squash from start to finish. Benji & the 24 Pound Banana Squash is based on a real-life event that happened when Alan Fox was eight. It teaches kids about patience, love, dedication, and perseverance and how much fun it is to grow their own foods.

My kids enjoying our harvests.

Our Thoughts:
Benji & the 24 Pound Banana Squash is a wonderful story of garden-to-table. I love how Benji is so patient even though he sees nothing come from the seed he plants at first. After a while he reaps the reward of his determination and nurturing.

We loved this cute book and its lovely illustrations. The book starts from the beginning where Benji picks the perfect spot in the ground and plants the seed to his family sitting around the table eating the cooked squash with butter and brown sugar. The pictures are fun to look at too. One picture shows Benji trying to dig the hole himself with the shovel and he fell over on his back flinging dirt and earth worms into the air. Another shows his dog bouncing a ball on a small trampoline as Benji carries the large squash inside the house. My kids will treasure this book.

Teela and Zari enjoying the Benji & the 24 Pound Banana Squash book.

I recommend this sweet and endearing story to anyone. It is perfect for those who want to teach their children about where their food comes from or even help them grasp the concepts of being more patient...because it will certainly pay off in the end. It is wonderful for those city folk that want to give a piece of country life to their kids.

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Vera Wilson

Watermelons. Dad & Mom had a small garden.

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Nancy said...

I remember growing summer tomatoes. A huge sun ripened summer tomato is just so delicious.

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Renee Rousseau said...

I remember my brothers and sisters and me eating the raspberries before my mom had enough to make a pie! Lots of beans to harvest for dinner and lots of weeding to be done! ugh!

Julie said...

My grandfather had a huge garden we grew tomatoes, potatoes, green beans, peas, corn, squash, watermelon, sunflowers, pretty much all our veggies were grown in the garden.

juanita may said...

We always had a huge vegetable garden with everything, tomatoes, squash, carrots, corn, green beans, watermelons, peppers, potatoes, lettuce, radishes and so much more. My mom canned and froze all the veggies and we had veggies all winter long. I still plant a garden every year, just not as big as the one as when I was a kid.

adoptingteens said...

We liked to grow summer tomatoes and strawberries