Ten Orange Pumpkins: A Counting Book

Ten Orange Pumpkins: A Counting Book

by Stephen Savage


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"Spooktacular"  -- Daily Candy

"Savage’s spirited rhymes (no pun intended) make this an ideal readaloud for younger Halloween celebrants."          --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"The landscapes Savage creates… have a softness and gentle humor that will capture the imaginations of young children and add to their anticipation."  --Kirkus Reviews

From a sneaky spider to a ghostly chef to a sly mummy and crafty witch, join your favorite spooky creatures as ten orange pumpkins disappear in a countdown to a Halloween surprise. Bright, bold, and fun, Ten Orange Pumpkins is a perfect read-aloud and is sure to capture the imagination of the littlest trick-or-treaters.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803739383
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 08/29/2013
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 10.26(w) x 10.08(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: AD330L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About the Author

Stephen Savage is the New York Times bestselling illustrator of Polar Bear Night (A New York Times Best Illustrated Book). He also wrote and illustrated Little Tug and the acclaimed Where’s Walrus?, which Kirkus called "refreshing, captivating, elegant  and witty." Stephen lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife and daughter.

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Ten Orange Pumpkins: A Counting Book 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Storywraps More than 1 year ago
Kids everywhere love to read and to count.  This fabulous book will get them counting to ten as well as get them into the Hallowe'en spirit.  Simplicity is the key to this book's success.  The bold, colourful, clean-line illustrations, done with silhouettes, and sporting traditional Hallowe'en colours, are simply spooktacular.  Familiar characters who emerge to celebrate this special day are featured: ghosts, bats, witches, mummy's, scarecrows and more.  Kids can follow the inquisitive black cat as he roams from page to page observing the disappearance of those big orange balls.   Pumpkins are going missing. The question is how?  The fun is turning to the next page to see who the culprit is who is making them vanish (sometimes even into thin air.)  A stack of pumpkins are visually (and intentionally) positioned so your little one can count them as they dwindle down from 10 to one.  Poof! Gone!  Counting has never been so much fun and your child will enjoy the theme as it is not portrayed in a scary way but in such a way to make smiles and anticipation of that big night happen.  Highly recommended to add to your Hallowe'en book collection.