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BIG PUMPKIN by Erica Silverman


by Erica Silverman & illustrated by S.D. Schindler

Age Range: 3 - 7

Pub Date: Aug. 30th, 1992
ISBN: 0-02-782683-X
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

 In a nicely cadenced variant on the cumulative tale about a turnip, a witch is vainly trying to tug a pumpkin off its vine in order to bake a pie. A number of other Halloween figures (ghost, vampire, mummy) happen by to help; they sneer at the little bat who suggests that they all pull together, but then take his advice. They share the witch's pie, and afterward she plants one of the pumpkin seeds. In Schindler's deft, colorful illustrations, these familiar figures take a traditional, popular form, just scary enough to be fun. A sure-fire addition to the Halloween shelf. (Picture book. 3-7)