Book: Five Little Pumpkins

Five little pumpkins
And nary a ghoul in sight
Wondered aloud at such strangeness
On a not-so-spooky night

No ghosts or goblins joined them
Not one witch a cackling sound
Said one pumpkin head to the other:
“Psst, there’s no body around!”

Note: Dan Yaccarino’s paint-by-numbers illustrations give each of the five pumpkins a distinct personality – pretty impressive considering the book is only 14 pages.

But be warned – this remarkably sturdy board book may start a small riot at toddler story time given its popularity at home. Some kiddos may even try to tackle you and read the book themselves.

(Fortunately, I’m all for early literacy…no matter the personal cost.)

Read at your peril!


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