The Roll-Away Pumpkin by Junia Wonders ★★★★☆ #BookReview #BookBlog #PictureBook

Primary Genre(s): Children’s Picture Book
Published: 1 October 2014 by CreateSpace
Page count: 36
My Format: ebook I own
Cover: Seasonal
Pacing: Great
Ending: Bit odd for me
Do I Recommend: Yes
Commission Link: Buy The Roll-Away Pumpkin

My rating: ★★★★☆

On a windy autumn day, Marla Little comes running down the hill, yelling, “Help! My giant pumpkin is rolling away! Onward it goes, rolling and turning, with no sign of stopping! Diddle-dee-doo! Oh, what shall I do?”

A little girl chases her giant pumpkin all over town with some help along the way. Featuring a cast of delightful characters with amusing expressions and beautifully illustrated with memorable scenes, you’ll love reciting “Diddle-dee-doo! Oh, what shall I do?” together with your little pumpkin.

My Thoughts
Today I am reviewing another children’s picture book that was recently available free on Amazon. Here are my pros and cons for The Roll-Away Pumpkin:


  1. The book is full of beautiful autumn imagery! The gorgeous oranges, greens, browns, and reds will make you excited for fall weather.  
  2. The human characters in the book are large, oddly shaped, and quite intriguing. Every illustration seems a bit off-kilter and I think it adds a sense of whimsy and magic to the scenes. Kudos to the illustrator Daniela Volpari for creating a unique world.
  3. I love how the whole town comes together to help catch the roll-away pumpkin.


  1. The end was abrupt and odd to me, but I don’t think kids will mind.

This is a very simple story about a girl chasing a roll-away pumpkin and the people who were helping her. The imagery is beautiful and creative and it will definitely give you autumn vibes. It is appropriate for ages 3 to 8 years old and I think it would make a great seasonal gift book.

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(image from Goodreads)

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