One of the best Halloween books I've read in years, Michael
Rosen's Night of the Pumpkinheads, combines a wonderful read aloud,
spooktacular illustrations, and an always relevant social message.
One October residents of a pumpkin patch are getting restless
and bored. They decide they'll get dressed ip and go out. They'll
show those kids how to do scary! The one who creeps out the most
children will becom head of Jack-O-Ween.
A saber tooth tiger, a cobra, dinosaurs, spiders from outer
space, a skeleton... All sorts of frightful visions come to life.
Even the littlest pumpkins become killer bees. Sadly when the other
garden veggies try to join in the fun the pumpkins ostracize them.
Fortunately they don't take no for an answer.
Wanna guess which veggies totally terrify the kidlets?
At the back of the book you'll find ways to carve a scaredy-cat
jack-o-lantern and roast pumpkin seeds. I proclaim this colorful book
to be in very good taste.
On a personal note, Joey Cat's stitches are out. His little velvety
ear continues to heal ever so nicely!
A great big shout out goes out to Joey and all our dear companion
animals who give so much love and devotion and ask for so little in
Julia Emily Hathaway
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