TITLE: The Fierce Yellow Pumpkin
AUTHOR: Margaret Wise Brown
ILLUSTRATOR: Richard Egielski
PUBLISHER: Harper Collins Publishers, 2003
A fat little, round little, yellow little pumpkin dreams of growing up to be fierce and frightening, just like the scarecrow in the field. Then one day in autumn, when he has grown big and fat, the fierce yellow pumpkin gets the chance to become terrific and terrible.
WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THIS BOOK : I love reading fun, spooky Halloween themed picture books during the early fall. Classics give me a chance to travel back to my youth when I would check out as many scary books from the library that I was allowed. Books like Margaret Wise Brown’s The Fierce Yellow Pumpkin invite young readers to get a little scared, get a little spooked, and have a little adventure watching a little pumpkin grow into a big one just in time to enjoy a fiercely fun Halloween! A nice addition to any library!
RATING: ****4 Stars ****
1 star…probably not worth your time.
2 stars…there are some things to like, but could elements have been stronger.
3 stars…this story will appeal to some readers but others might find it lacking something.
4 stars…strong story, nice illustrations, and should grab the attention of many readers.
5 stars…superbly written story, stellar illustrations, a must addition to any book lovers’ collection!
Jack is afraid of the THING in the closet. Monty is afraid of the LUMP in the bed. One day boy and monster both decide they no longer want to fear what hides in the dark. Both have a plan, but will be surprised by what they discover after A BUMP IN THE NIGHT.
Hybrid published author, Donna L Martin, has been writing since she was eight years old. She is a 4th Degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo by day and a ‘ninja’ writer of flash fiction, children’s picture books, chapter books, young adult novels and inspirational essays by night. Donna offers occasional BOOK NOOK REVIEWS of great children’s books and offers WRITERLY WISDOM to new and established writers. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, Alliance of Independent Authors, and Children’s Book Insider. Donna loves dark chocolate, going to the beach and adding to her growing book collection.
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