by Wendell Minor
August 10, 2021
From SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL starred review
The illustrations are the star of this work. Gouache watercolors highlight the different types of pumpkin heads and their unique facial expressions. Readers will love looking at the pumpkins and might even gain inspiration for their own seasonal pumpkin carvings. A dark and autumnal palette perfectly captures the mood of the Halloween season. Striking, detailed art and the simple sentence structure makes this a great read-aloud or a possible solo read for emerging readers. Gorgeous artwork and pumpkin heads abound in a picture book that's sure to entertain children, especially fans of the season.
From KIRKUS REVIEWS
Minor’s illustrations are stunning, speaking for themselves. Some are haunting, like the impressively realistic deer skull, shadows cast by the antlers at play on the wall, a grimacing pumpkin perched on top. Others evoke quintessential autumnal feelings, like the clapboard-sided house decked out with pumpkins, a wide full moon set behind it, bats fluttering by. Truly, grab this one just to linger over the incredible art on each page. The spooky realism of the illustrations will make this an instant Halloween favorite.
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