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Little Pumpkin's Halloween

By Algy Craig Hall (Author)


Format Board book


Little Pumpkin's Halloween

by Algy Craig Hall


Board book

Barnes and Noble Indiebound
Come along with Little Pumpkin and his friends on a fun romp through a not-so-spooky old house to find the Halloween treats!

“Presents cheerful evidence that Halloween tricks and treats—and sights and sounds—aren’t just for big kids.” —Publishers Weekly

Where are the treats in the spooky house? Could they be behind the swishy, swooshy curtains? Or on the creaky stairs? Little Pumpkin is looking everywhere, and one by one, his friends join the search—including Little Franken, Little Bat, Little Ghost, and a little black cat too. With its irresistibly cute illustrations and sweet story, this is the perfect Halloween book for younger children.
“Little ones learn about Halloween traditions—costumes, tricks, and treats—in this un-scary board book. This entry in Hall's Little Holiday Books follows the same cast of racially diverse children wearing costumes fashioned from footie pajamas on a not-too-scary Halloween hunt for treats. Their costumes are not elaborate: hoods for Little Pumpkin and Little Franken, a cape for Little Bat, a hood and sheet for the child dressed as a ghost. Little Pumpkin starts out alone but quickly finds Little Franken behind the curtains. As each trick-or-treater is discovered, Little Pumpkin declares ‘Good trick.’ These toddlers act like actual toddlers, climbing the stairs on all fours and cheerfully tumbling over one another. The black kitten on each spread and treat bags decorated to match each child's costume are details that will help young readers focus . . . A cheerful addition to the holiday bookshelf that might even last longer than the Halloween candy.” —Kirkus

“Hall’s board book presents cheerful evidence that Halloween tricks and treats—and sights and sounds—aren’t just for big kids. Followed by a black kitten, Little Pumpkin, a broadly smiling toddler wearing a soft-shaped pumpkin hat and toting a tiny goody bag, moves through ‘the spooky house’ searching for treats. As the duo explores behind the ‘swishy, swooshy curtains,’ up the ‘creaky stairs,’ and under the ‘squeaky bed,’ Little Franken, Little Bat, and Little Ghost emerge to join the party. Together, the toddling trick-or-treaters summon the courage to find out ‘what is behind the spooky-wooky door.’ The answer, presented in a smiling skull bowl, garners a glad “Hooray, hooray!” from the diverse crew. Ample white background space on the sturdy pages keeps the proceedings age-appropriately bright.” —Publishers Weekly -

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Algy Craig Hall earned a degree in Economics and Politics at Warwick University and, ten years later, received his MA in Children’s Book Illustration from Cambridge School of Art. When not illustrating, Algy works as a financial journalist for Investors Chronicle magazine. He lives in London.

Pub Date: 9/3/2019

ISBN: 9781910716670

Price: $6.95 / $9.50 CAN

Format: Board book

Pages: 18 pages, all in color

Trim: 6.625 x 6.625 Inches

Territories: US/Can

Category: Juvenile / Board Books

Age Range: up to 4

Publisher: Boxer Books

Series: Little Holiday Books