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.
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.
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.
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.