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The Five Little Pumpkins

The Five Little Pumpkins

by William Boniface, Jerry Smath (Illustrator)

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Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
Learning mixes with fun in the next batch of titles. Molded-plastic ghosts peek out of die-cut holes on the cover and pages of the slightly oblong paper-over-board book Five Little Ghosts by William Boniface, illus. by Jerry Smath. Children start with the quintet and count down as the ghosts dwindle with each turn of the page. In Five Little Pumpkins, a handful of costumed kids purchases the titular molded plastic quintet, one by one, and transform them into jack-o'-lanterns.
Children's Literature
In this familiar Halloween countdown, the book opens with five little pumpkins in a farmer's market. Along comes a little ghost and then there are four. The pumpkins are taken one by one by kids in Halloween costumes; the second to arrive at the farmer's store is a young girl dressed as a skeleton, then a young boy wrapped up to look like a mummy, a goggle-eyed alien. But the fifth little pumpkin has a very special role�it is the featured jack-o-lantern at the party where all the costumed kids and their carved pumpkins join in a fun-filled celebration. The special attraction in this sturdy little book is the die cut holes that reveal all the pumpkins and then reduce in number along with the countdown. The pumpkins are plastic and raised on the pages and could probably be pried loose with persistence, which is why the book carries a warning about its age suitability. With parental supervision, it will work fine with younger kids. 2002, Price Stern Sloan,
— Marilyn Courtot

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Penguin Publishing Group
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Product dimensions:
4.24(w) x 7.38(h) x 0.44(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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