Monday, October 17, 2011

Have you ever had any pumpkin trouble?

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.

Duck can't wait to show Pig and Mouse his jack-o'-lantern, but as he's scooping out one last seed, Duck falls inside the pumpkin. While he's searching for help with the pumpkin on his head, he runs into Pig and Mouse, but Pig and Mouse mistake Duck for a Pumpkin Monster. Pig and Mouse run and hide and Duck is left to solve the problem on his own. Fortunately he runs into the barn and smashes the pumpkin off his head, leaving Pig and Mouse to think that Duck battled the Pumpkin Monster all on his own!  This calls for a celebration, and what better way to celebrate than to make a jack-o'-lantern?

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!

Additional Information:
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins (July 26, 2011)
ISBN-10: 0061692840
ISBN-13: 978-0061692840
Source of review copy: Publisher
Disclosure: Some of the books I review are received from publishers , PR agencies, and authors, but it does not sway my opinion of the book.

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