The Giant Zucchini-Children’s Book Review

The Giant Zucchini-A Charming Kid’s Book About Gardening & Big DreamsThe Giant Zucchini-Children's Book Review

It’s time to write about a great book: The Giant Zucchini-Children’s Book Review.  After writing about what to do with a giant zucchini growing in the garden and sharing a delicious recipe in the last two posts, I’d like to do a book review on a funny, fantasy story about gardening and big dreams.  In The Giant Zucchini by Catherine Siracusa, Robert Squirrel and Edgar Mouse grow a special giant zucchini and want to win first prize in the giant zucchini contest.  They start off with one giant seed.  But, unfortunately, that giant seed produces a tiny zucchini.

The Giant Zucchini-Children’s Book Review is About Hopes, Dreams and Being Determined

They decide to put it in the fair anyway, with hopes and dreams that it will win the prize for the smallest zucchini.  They are very determined to make a success out of their zucchini which they so lovingly grew.  Then they discover that their zucchini has magical powers.  It starts growing when they sing to it.  By the time they get to the fair it is huge.  When they get to the fair they run into more problems with Humphrey Hog.

Beautifully Illustrated Children’s Book About Hope for Success

This is a beautifully illustrated children’s book about gardening, hope for success and being a good loser and winner.  It is a charming story with lots of fantasy.  My grandchildren love this story and ask for it to be read over and over.  Once we had misplaced the book for a while and they went to find it so we could read it again!!

It is an older book so you can order it from for about $.75 or from Amazon for $.01.  The postage costs much more than the book.