Good Afternoon Friends!
Like Little Cosmos (my cat), I am waking up from an afternoon nap and the first thing I did was curl up and read this book! I’m so excited to share this picture book with you today. Are you ready to hear a story? Okay, then let’s dive in! ❤
Otho was born with a pumpkin for a head. And despite what one might think, he was not seen as a curiosity by his family. So begins this brilliantly droll tale of a very unusual boy. Otho loses his pumpkin head–quite literally–when a bat decides it would make a good home. And despite what one might think, this is not the end for Otho, but the beginning of a great adventure.
I loved how quirky and weird this story was. Otho lost his head much like the headless horseman, but instead of a spooky twist, this story turns into one of love and self-appreciation! It’s a story about body acceptance…. even if your head happens to be a pumpkin! 🙂 The message that I could relate to this story comes from the line at the beginning of the story:
Otho was born with a pumpkin for a head. And despite what one might think, he was not seen as a curiosity by his family. – “Pumpkinhead” by: Eric Rohmann
As an Adult Little we are often viewed as different. Adult babies are seen as “strange” or “weird” (or worse!). Us, Littles in onesies are seen as having psychological issues. But in truth, there is no such thing as weird. We are all beautiful and unique. Just as Otho has a pumpkin for a head and is loved and accepted, so too should we be loved and accepted for the age regressors that we are! So today I encourage you to remember that whatever your “Little Me” looks like, love yourself. Because I love you!! ❤ I accept you completely! This book has a fantastic message and if you get the chance to read it, I encourage you to do so. It’s totally worth the read and the illustrations are beautiful and original. I give this book…. TWO PAWS UP!
To learn more about this talented author and the REAL meaning behind the story “Pumpkinhead” watch this video with the author himself!: