Review – Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere

With Hallowe’en coming up, the latest Book Buddy book from Parragon Books – Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere – was ideal to get us in the mood for thinking about what kinds of faces we could carve into our pumpkins later this month.

Review - Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere - Little Hearts, Big Love

Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere is a fun picture book all about the different pumpkins that a group of small trick-or-treaters encounter on their way to the pumpkin parade. There are happy-faced pumpkins, sad-faced pumpkins, cheeky-looking pumpkins and pumpkins with animal shapes carved in them.

Sitting together and reading Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere - Little Hearts, Big Love

The girls loved the brightly-coloured pictures and the rhyming story about each of the pumpkins. There was plenty to look at on each page and we liked the variety of expressions on all the different pumpkins in the parade. Length-wise it was a little on the short side for four-year old Jessica, but was the perfect length for Sophie at almost two.


Jessica enjoyed sitting by herself and “reading it” by looking at the pictures and talking about what was happening on each page. She also loved the sparkly front cover and Sophie enjoyed counting the pumpkins. I loved the focus on the pumpkins themselves rather than the spookier aspect of Hallowe’en, which is something that I’m not very comfortable with introducing to my children.

Review - Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere - Little Hearts, Big Love

If you’re looking for a Hallowe’en-themed picture book for toddlers and pre-schoolers, this would be ideal.  It is available to buy from Smyths Toys and Easons.


Disclaimer: We were sent a copy of the book to review through being part of Parragon Books’ Book Buddies. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

We're going on an adventure

23 thoughts on “Review – Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere

  1. That looks like a cute book! My almost 3 year old loves anything spooky and would love this. It’s his birthday next month so I might have to get it to add to his presents – in fact, he’s even having a spooky party! #triedtested x

  2. We LOVE Halloween! Carving pumpkins in particular! I don’t know who’s more or mummy. The book looks really good for a seasonal one. We have loads of Easter Books but not many Halloween ones. This sounds fab might have to pick one up x #TriedTested x

    1. Carving pumpkins is a lot of fun isn’t it? Hope you enjoy the book if you do get it 🙂

  3. This looks great. I thought while reading your post that perhaps the eldest could have a go at writing the next instalment or picture book it – feel free to dismiss this idea though. #triedandtested

  4. Look at those girlies! They are obviously loving the story. This is so perfect for the Halloween, the illustrations are fantastic. xx

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.