As book buddies with Parragon we were delighted to see this month’s book land on the doormat. Pumpkins Pumpkins Everywhere by Smriti Prasadam-Halls and Lorena Alvarez is a brilliantly seasonal book perfect for introducing little ones to the Halloween theme.
The story in the book is very simple but really effective in showcasing pumpkins as a major part of Halloween. The story follows four little ones off on a trick or treat parade with each page in the story book showing pumpkins with different expressions carved into them.
The illustrations in Pumpkins Pumpkins Everywhere are brilliant. The characters in the book are friendly, bright and colourful. They say a picture can say a thousand words and they really do bring the story to life and explains more than the actual words do.
Little Mr has really enjoyed reading this book and took a particular interest as his Daddy bought home him a pumpkin to show him what they looked like in real life. Little Mr has also been spotting pumpkins everywhere around our town now he knows what they look like and what they are. They’re both going to use the book as inspiration for their very own pumpkin carving later this month.
We’ve read this book numerous times and Little Mr isn’t bored yet. He loves to sing ‘Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere’ every time we read the book and it’s lovely to see him get so engaged with the book. It’s an easy story to read with colourful illustrations perfect for autumn. It’s not scary and has been great for introducing a more gentle side of Halloween to Little Mr.
Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere is priced at £5.99.
Disclaimer: We were sent this book as part of the book buddies scheme. All words and images are my own and this forms an honest and reliable review.
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