Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Book Review: 'Big Pumpkin" by Erica Silverman

✰✰✰✰✰ Once there was a witch who planted a pumpkin seed. It grew and grew until Halloween arrived. The witch wanted to take her pumpkin off the vine to make pie, but it was no use. She tried and tried, but the pumpkin just sat. What's a witch to do?

Along came a ghost, a vampire, and a mummy all eager to help. Each tried, but it was no use. Then a tiny bat had a large idea. Will it work in time for the witch to make Halloween pumpkin pie? Read this charming picture book with your little one to find out.

The Bottom Line: Silverman's clever story features rhythm and repetition popular with little ones learning to read. Schindler's illustrations bring the spirit of teamwork to life with vibrant paintings. This amusing book is perfect for story time for kids in grades K – 2.

Details: Big Pumpkin written by Erica Silverman & illustrated by S.D. Schindler. Hardcover picture book published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers in 1992. 32 p. ISBN: 978-0-02-782683-8

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