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Ten Spooky Pumpkins

By Gris Grimly   

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338112443 Hardcover
40 Pages | 8.781" x 11.292" | Ages 4 to 8

Scholastic Inc. | ISBN 9781338633726 Ebook
40 Pages | Ages 4 to 8

Join celebrated creator Gris Grimly in this spooky countdown, as one little girl ventures out into the night for an unforgettable Halloween adventure!

10 little pumpkins, sitting in a line,looking for a cat and they found nine.The wind said SWOOSH and the gate went CREAK.The owl cried WHOOOO, we all screamed EEK! Celebrated creator Gris Grimly, widely known for his gothic style illustrations, puts a spooky twist on a favorite preschool rhyme in this Halloween read-aloud. Join goblins, ghosts, witches, and more in this rhythmic countdown, traveling through the countryside and discovering more Halloween creatures along the way. Finally, the story culminates with them all joining together in a joyful celebration under the full harvest moon, dancing until it's time for bed. Paired with Gris Grimly's sweeping, stunning watercolor illustrations and a rhyming refrain reminiscent of classics like We're Going on a Bear Hunt, this is a read-aloud for the whole family to cherish.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Ten Spooky Pumpkins:

A July/August 2021 Kids' Indie Next selection

* "It’s a countdown with a cast of creepy characters ushering in Halloween night... An engrossing read with stirring, memorable illustrations." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "As a simultaneous counting guide, bedtime book, seasonal read, and source of uncanny year-round fun, this is an absolute treat bolstered by a gently surprising trick. Back matter includes an artist’s note." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

Praise for Old Macdonald Had a Farm:

* "Grimly taps into the almost manic energy of this nursery rhyme and distorts it just enough to make it fresh." -- Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"[Old MacDonald's] joy and enthusiasm are contagious...Grimly's wondrous watercolor work...may leave even casual readers breathless." -- Kirkus Reviews

"A fun addition to any children's book collection, especially where picture book versions of familiar songs are popular." -- School Library Journal

Praise for Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Mystery and Madness:

* "Grimly's wonderfully ghastly, full-color spot and full-page art splendidly depicts the mayhem... readers will pluck it off the shelves themselves for creepy, entertaining fun." -- Booklist, Starred Review