Introduces pumpkins and other produce that grow on vines, discusses the history and uses of pumpkins, and provides instructions for making a jack-o'-lantern
"It's Not About You Mr. Pumpkin" is a unique tool for parents, grandparents and teachers to share both the historical and religious background of the holiday with young readers. The fun and colorful illustrations give children the opportunity to see styles of the past as they learn the origins and true story behind this holiday.
"The sun went down, the moon came up, and beggars roamed the streets. I went door to door performing my tricks, so I might earn my treats. A Hallowe'en cat crossed my path, its green eyes all I could see-I had a feeling as I walked home, something was waiting for me..."Enter the magical world of KING PUMPKIN - Mark Zahn's spookily charming collection of verses set on Halloween night! Learn how the jack-'o-lantern got its name; watch a macabre dance of the living dead clatter about a graveyard; witness a hungry creature that lives beneath a child's bed; try your hand at ghoulish recipes from a witch's kitchen; and see why zombies don't write poetry! With verses for trick-or-treaters young and old - and enhanced by haunting black-and-white illustrations from renowned artist, Katie Aguado - this delightfully devilish volume is sure to become a Halloween classic!
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