I don't know about you guys, but I LOVE Halloween! I'm officially in Halloween mode and have the candy (check!), Halloween decorations (check!), and have officially carved the jack-o'-lanterns (check!). Here's a pic of our pumpkins... (I have to admit, I got the idea from Martha Stewart.)
Our carving pretty much went off without a hitch, however we did have a little bit of pumpkin trouble because as you can see, the guy on the left lost his stem. But overall, they were fun to make and there's nothing like having these little guys to spruce up your house or front step! And talking about pumpkin trouble, if you're looking for an amusing story to share with your young readers, one of my new favorite Halloween books is PUMPKIN TROUBLE by Jan Thomas.
This is such an amusing book--all readers will enjoy this one. The illustrations complement the story and the sight of a duck running around with a pumpkin on his head is sure to bring laughs. Just the right book to get you in the mood for your own carving session!
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins (July 26, 2011)
Source of review copy: Publisher