Big Pumpkin

Big Pumpkin

Book - 1992
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Baker & Taylor
A witch trying to pick a big pumpkin on Halloween discovers the value of cooperation when she gets help from a series of monsters

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In honor of Halloween, a witch decides to bake a pumpkin pie, but when her pumpkin refuses to come loose from its vine, she enlists the aid of a ghost, a vampire, a mummy, and a bat to free the pumpkin.

Simon and Schuster
Once there was a witch who longed for pumpkin pie. Unfortunately, the pumpkin she had grown from a seed became so big she simply couldn't get it off the vine. Although "she pulled and she tugged and she pulled...that pumpkin just sat."
Along came a ghost. "I am bigger than you and stronger, too," said he. "Let me try."
Well, the witch wanted that whole pumpkin for herself. But she needed help -- Halloween was just hours away...
With the rhythm and repetition that children love, Erica Silverman tells a rollicking story about a witch who, through her encounter with a ghost and other spooky creatures, discovers both the value of cooperating and the joy of sharing. S.D. Schindler brings this captivating crew to life in spirited paintings that are as warm as they are funny.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, 1992
ISBN: 9780027826838
Characteristics: p. ; cm
Additional Contributors: Schindler, S. D.


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Nov 01, 2017

I love the art! And the story is awesome!

SCL_Preschool Oct 24, 2011

A Halloween classic well-loved by Youth Services staff at SCL!

Oct 27, 2008

Superbly simple but effective Hallowe'en story for Kindergarten-age children--and adults who like to ham it up by improvising different characters' voices when reading aloud.

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