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My Pumpkin
     

My Pumpkin

by Lily Karr, Doreen Mulryan Marts (Illustrator)
 

This pumpkin-shaped board book with a shining, foil cover is the perfect treat for your little trick-or-treater!

Join one adorable monster as he picks out the best pumpkin to make a most spectacular jack-o'-lantern! A hauntingly sweet introduction to the most popular Halloween and autumn traditions.

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This pumpkin-shaped board book with a shining, foil cover is the perfect treat for your little trick-or-treater!

Join one adorable monster as he picks out the best pumpkin to make a most spectacular jack-o'-lantern! A hauntingly sweet introduction to the most popular Halloween and autumn traditions.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
07/28/2014
A bouncy Halloween rhyme and a friendly doglike monster guide readers through this board book, which is die-cut in the shape of a squat pumpkin and embellished with foil on its covers. The simplicity of Karr’s verse (“Pumpkin, pumpkin, orange and round./ Growing on the patchy ground”) means that Marts’s digital cartoons are responsible for establishing the sunny book’s mood and the sanguine personalities of the un-scary monsters, who are seen picking pumpkins and showing off their costumes while trick-or-treating. Ages 2–5. (July)
Children's Literature - Alison Johansen
This board book is perfect for getting kids ready for the spooky Halloween holiday and visualizing the fun that will happen! A cute blue monster starts off the story by visiting a pumpkin patch to pick out the perfect pumpkin. He meets his other monster friends there. They examine their pumpkins with a magnifying glass and measure their pumpkin picks with a ruler. Of course, our sweet blue monster picks out the largest pumpkin in the patch! How will he ever get it home? He is shown carving his jack-o’-lantern for a contest and then dressing in his costume to meet his other sweet monster friends for trick-or-treating. He brings along his huge pumpkin in his red wagon to show all of his friends, who are dressed up as a cast of cute characters: a pirate, a bee, a fairy princess, a ghost and a cowboy. Karr hits a home run with this endearing tale that shows the many kinds of fun kids can look forward to on Halloween night. His rhyming verse is cute and catchy. Marts’s illustrations of an adorable and happy monster proud of his jack-o’-lantern would make any child excited for Halloween! Reviewer: Alison Johansen; Ages 3 up.
Kirkus Reviews
2013-07-17
A trio of monsters enjoy Halloween festivities in this pumpkin-shaped board-book offering.A fuzzy blue critter with horns, accompanied by a purple dinosaurlike creature and yellow beastie with pigtails, selects a pumpkin from a patch, carves it and takes it to a jack-o'-lantern contest. The rhyming text, with one line per page, is forced and doesn't scan: "Pumpkin, pumpkin, big and steady, / Costumes and carving, time to get ready!" While the three central characters are appropriately toddler-friendly, monsters dressing up for Halloween is a bit of a conceptual stretch. The shiny orange foil cover and the bright orange pumpkins within are eye-catching, but the rest of the palette—pale blues, greens, grays and browns—causes some of the characters to fade into the scenery in Marts' quirky cartoons.This slight slice of pumpkin pie will tempt few little trick-or-treaters. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545493321
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
06/24/2014
Pages:
12
Sales rank:
829,917
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
AD220L (what's this?)
Age Range:
2 - 4 Years

Meet the Author


Lily Karr has written many books for children, including SPOOKY BOO! A HALLOWEEN ADVENTURE and TEN LITTLE EASTER EGGS. She lives in New York City.

Doreen Mulryan Marts is an illustrator of children's books. She lives in Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey. You can visit her at www.doreenmarts.com.

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