Every day until Halloween I’ll post one of our favorite children’s reads for the fall and Halloween season which will end with a grand finale on Halloween!
Today’s pick is:
Blurb: The witch has grown the biggest pumpkin ever, and now she wants to make herself a pumpkin pie for Halloween. But the pumpkin is so big she can’t get it off the vine.
It’s so big the ghost can’t move it, either. Neither can the vampire, nor the mummy. It looks as if there’ll be no pumpkin pie for Halloween, until along comes the bat with an idea to save the day.
How can the tiny bat succeed where bigger and strong spooky creatures have failed? You’ll be surprised!
Format: Paperback Publication Date: 9/1/1995 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
- Age Range: 4 – 8 years
- Grade Level: Preschool – 3
- Paperback: 32 pages
- Publisher: Aladdin; Reprint edition (September 1, 1995)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0689801297
- ISBN-13: 978-0689801297
As soon as we saw this on the Halloween table at Barnes and Noble, we had to grab it. It a book about a witch who grows a giant pumpkin! She plants the seed and watches it grow with plans to make a pumpkin pie, but the pumpkin is so gigantic, she can’t even remove it from the vine. The ghost thinks he can help, then the vampire, then the mummy, but not one of them is strong enough. Will a little bat be the answer? Follow along in the story to see if they can devise a plan as a team and finally enjoy some delicious pumpkin pie and good company.
We loved the story and colorful illustrations which aren’t scary at all. It has the perfect amount of text per page for young readers. It’s great with or without the audio and if you’d like, you can see and hear the book on YouTube. The ending is a wonderful surprise.
My rating on this one is 4****
About the Author:
Erica Silverman is an author of many children’s books. She can be found at:
S.D. Schindler is a children’s book illustrator and can be found at:
Thanks for checking out today’s favorite children’s Halloween read!