Somethin' Pumpkin

Somethin' Pumpkin

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by Jimmy Pickering, Scott Allen
     
 
A hilariously spooky salute to everyone's favorite Halloween symbol.

Here's a no-holds barred introduction to a far-out world of robots, witches, black cats, outer space aliens, monsters, mad doctors and more, all of whom need pumpkins in their lives for one reason or another.�This book offers rich, intense and wacky full-color paintings. The fun Halloween rhymes

Overview

A hilariously spooky salute to everyone's favorite Halloween symbol.

Here's a no-holds barred introduction to a far-out world of robots, witches, black cats, outer space aliens, monsters, mad doctors and more, all of whom need pumpkins in their lives for one reason or another.�This book offers rich, intense and wacky full-color paintings. The fun Halloween rhymes will appeal to young and old.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Scott Allen pays poetic tribute to autumn's official gourd in Somethin' Pumpkin, illus. by Jimmy Pickering. The rhyming text details its many uses: "Stacked/ up/ with/ several/ subdivided/ compartments/ a pumpkin's/ a great place for/ arachnid/ apartments" and "In Frankenstein/ Football/ in all away games/ they use/ pumpkin shells/ to bolt-in their/ brains." Pickering's clever illustrations add spooky humor. (Sept.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931290005
Publisher:
Tallfellow Press
Publication date:
12/28/1999
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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Somethin' Pumpkin 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Black cats transform a boat from a pumpkin, spiders make apartments, and robots fuel their brains with pumpkins. Without a doubt, the writing is fresh and clever. Scott Allen invents words like 'squashastic' and makes use of the eccentric in a big way. He rhymes the text, and in most instances, it's brilliant. The end product is exceptionally humorous, and the illustrations are extraordinary however, I think the author overreaches a bit. For example, when talking of witches, one creates, '...a cauldron colossal, the other a perfect pumpkin falafel.' Huh? What's a falafel? I had to look it up. It's a meatball made from ground-spiced chickpeas. This book is geared to 4 and up, so why not use something like a waffle? It rhymes with colossal, and kids can identify with a waffle. The colors are rich and vibrant, and the texture and shadowing in these ultramodern images is wonderful. Pickering layers the paint to build intense color and shadow, and the details urge readers to study the images. There's no question that this is cutting-edge artwork, yet the artist has no trouble making the clouds mist and swell graciously. If you don't mind illuminating, pick up this book. The artwork alone is worth every penny.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Somethin' Pumpkin has the most amazing illustrations I have seen in a children's book in years. Each illustration is better than the last and the writing is funny, silly and fun to read. My childeren love this book. I recommend it to everyone who collects children's books, or those of us who like to buy quality books for our kids. This book is quality from its printing, to its design, to its writing. Somethin' Pumpkin is nothing short of GREAT!