"Spooktacular" -- Daily Candy
"Savage’s spirited rhymes (no pun intended) make this an ideal readaloud for younger Halloween celebrants." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"The landscapes Savage creates… have a softness and gentle humor that will capture the imaginations of young children and add to their anticipation." --Kirkus Reviews
From a sneaky spider to a ghostly chef to a sly mummy and crafty witch, join your favorite spooky creatures as ten orange pumpkins disappear in a countdown to a Halloween surprise. Bright, bold, and fun, Ten Orange Pumpkins is a perfect read-aloud and is sure to capture the imagination of the littlest trick-or-treaters.
Savage counts down from 10 as, one by one, pumpkins vanish in very Halloween-appropriate ways. Fans of Where s Walrus and Savage s Polar Bear books will recognize and appreciate the sleek design of Savage s artwork, which still allows room for Halloween mischief, too. Eight orange pumpkins/ Beneath a starry heaven./ Thunderclouds come rolling in./ Flash! There are 7, he writes as a gleaming white zigzag of a lightning bolt obliterates one of the pumpkins, which are lined up in a graveyard in one scene. Ghosts, skeletons, and other holiday standbys also make appearances, and Savage s spirited rhymes (no pun intended) make this an ideal readaloud for younger Halloween celebrants. Ages 3 5.