Five Little Pumpkins

Five Little Pumpkins

by Dan Yaccarino

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A wickedly fun rhyming treat!

With bouncy, rhyming text in verse from the classic nursery rhyme and bold, dynamic illustrations from acclaimed author-illustrator Dan Yaccarino, Five Little Pumpkins is a must-have Halloween board book!

Roll along with the pumpkins and their spooky friends as they get into some spirited Halloween fun. The perfect gift for little pumpkins everywhere.

Five Little Pumpkins sitting on a gate.

The first one said, “Oh my, it’s getting late!”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780694011773
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/05/2003
Series: Growing Tree Series
Pages: 16
Sales rank: 470,664
Product dimensions: 0.00(w) x 0.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 1 - 3 Years

About the Author

public domain in law, legal availability for public use, free of charge, of materials, processes, devices, skills, and plans that are not protected by copyright or patent, including those on which copyright or patent has lapsed.
source: The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. Copyright © 2001-05 Columbia University Press.

Dan Yaccarino is an internationally acclaimed author-illustrator with more than thirty children’s books to his credit, including I Am a Story, Five Little Pumpkins, Five Little Bunnies, Trashy Town, and Giant Tess. He also created and produced Nickelodeon’s Oswald and is the character designer behind The Backyardigans. You can visit him at

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Five Little Pumpkins 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
OsaES More than 1 year ago
This is one book that is a must read during October. My 2 year old loves reading along!
TaylorTots More than 1 year ago
I have a daycare and have read this to the children for years. It is alot of fun to read and interact with the kids at the same time. They love this book!!!
Readingmom33 More than 1 year ago
Great little counting book for the Halloween season. Educational and colorful with a catchy rhythm and rhyme.
dangerlibearian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Gorgeous illustrations to illustrate the fingerplay five little pumpkins
sarahdvs on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary: This story is about five little pumpkins sitting on a gate, and each one of them say something different when it's time for them to talk and it also rhymes kind a. There is also a ghost in this story that is playing along with the different pumpkins. Personal Reaction: My reaction to this story is that the pumpkins such as children so like to read different kind of storybooks because I think it would be real fun to read this story to other children. Classroom Extension Idea: 1. I could read this book when it's near Halloween to get all the kids in the mood. 2. I could also so like an arts and crafts day that has something to so with Halloween.
SarahCoil on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was a very cute book. I liked the fact that it rhymed. This book would be a great way to introduce rhyme in the classroom. This book could also be used to practice counting in the younger grades.
JalenV on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The text of this book is a song I learned in school more than 40 years ago. I don't know who wrote it, but it was not Mr. Yaccarino, who was born either around the time I learned it or a few years before. The illustrations are cute and the song is fun. I'm sure today's kids would enjoy the lyrics as much as I did when I was a kid.
nboria05 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This has been a favorite this year in our house as it has a nice rhythym when you read it that my son loves! He knows what's coming up next and makes the sound of the wind and the "out" went the lights with a clap (he's one!) The book uses language like first, second, third, etc. which is helpful for a growing vocabulary and when we want them to be able to sequence events later on.
crashingwaves38 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It was a quick, easy read, it was cute and well-done, my daughter loved hearing it, and I loved reading it. It's particularly a good book for younger readers.
acwheeler on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Cute Halloween book about counting pumpkins. Each pumpkin saw or thought something throughout the story. They all rhymed together and at the end they all rolled out of sight!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bought this book for my three grandsons ages 10 months through 2 and a half years. We have a lot of fun with it, and they love the pictures.
psycheKK More than 1 year ago
The October before last, I had to spend a few days in North Carolina without my then-almost-three year old son. I wanted to bring him back something special, and, when I was out running errands, I saw this book. I love Dan Yaccarino's joyfully brilliant illustrations, and my son loved (and still loves) pumpkins, so I figured this book would be a winner. I was right.  We, of course, read it every night up until Hallowe'en. Then Thanksgiving. Then Christmas. It did get a bit of a rest during the spring and summer, but it is out again, and this time, HE reads it. Five Little Pumpkins is a very old poem that we used every year at the library's Hallowe'en parties. With Dan Yaccarino's quirky-charming illustrations, the poem become alive and fresh, making this book a Hallowe'en classic for many years. I am quite partial to the ghosts. And cats.  If you are lucky enough to find this book this year -- it was published in 1998 -- pick it up and pass it on to your favorite kid.
Linnia More than 1 year ago
My kids just love this 3 year old daughter picke it out and we've been reading it every night. Very cute and so much fun to read. Great book!
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My eighteen-month-old grandson has had this book since he was eight-months-old and loves it! The simple and bright illustrations are appealing and he loves 'reading' along with the rhyming text. You will be hard pressed to find a better first Halloween book for your baby.