Pumpkin Heads

Charlesbridge. Aug. 2021. 32p. Tr $11.99. ISBN 9781580899352.
PreS-Gr 1–The Halloween season brings with it pumpkins that will eventually become pumpkin heads of all shapes and sizes. They appear se pumpkin heads everywhere, even floating in the sky. They like to play dress up, and you might find one pretending to be a cowboy or a snowman or even a witch! Some of the pumpkins have jobs like scaring crows away or greeting trick-or-treaters. Wherever they’re found, they wish visitors a happy Halloween. The illustrations are the star of this work. Gouache watercolors highlight the different types of pumpkin heads and their unique facial expressions. Readers will love looking at the pumpkins and might even gain inspiration for their own seasonal pumpkin carvings. A dark and autumnal palette perfectly captures the mood of the Halloween season. Striking, detailed art and the simple sentence structure makes this a great read-aloud or a possible solo read for emerging readers.
VERDICT Gorgeous artwork and pumpkin heads abound in apicture book that’s sure to entertain children, especially fans of the season.

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