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Ten Spooky Pumpkins (Hardcover)

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By Gris Grimly, Gris Grimly (Illustrator)
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Join celebrated creator Gris Grimly in this spooky countdown, as one little girl ventures out into the night for an unforgettable Halloween adventure!

10 little pumpkins, sitting in a line,looking for a cat and they found nine.The wind said SWOOSH and the gate went CREAK.The owl cried WHOOOO, we all screamed EEK! Celebrated creator Gris Grimly, widely known for his gothic style illustrations, puts a spooky twist on a favorite preschool rhyme in this Halloween read-aloud. Join goblins, ghosts, witches, and more in this rhythmic countdown, traveling through the countryside and discovering more Halloween creatures along the way. Finally, the story culminates with them all joining together in a joyful celebration under the full harvest moon, dancing until it's time for bed. Paired with Gris Grimly's sweeping, stunning watercolor illustrations and a rhyming refrain reminiscent of classics like We're Going on a Bear Hunt, this is a read-aloud for the whole family to cherish.

About the Author


Gris Grimly is a celebrated painter, sculptor, and filmmaker who has created a rich collection of spooky picture books, including the Wicked Nursery Rhymes trilogy and his own retellings of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Frankenstein, and Old MacDonald Had a Farm. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and a young son, whose love of Old MacDonald inspired Gris to reimagine the childhood classic.

Praise For…


Praise for Old Macdonald Had a Farm:* "Grimly taps into the almost manic energy of this nursery rhyme and distorts it just enough to make it fresh." -- Publishers Weekly, Starred Review"[Old MacDonald's] joy and enthusiasm are contagious...Grimly's wondrous watercolor work...may leave even casual readers breathless." -- Kirkus Reviews"A fun addition to any children's book collection, especially where picture book versions of familiar songs are popular." -- School Library JournalPraise for Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Mystery and Madness:* "Grimly's wonderfully ghastly, full-color spot and full-page art splendidly depicts the mayhem... readers will pluck it off the shelves themselves for creepy, entertaining fun." -- Booklist, Starred Review

Praise for Old Macdonald Had a Farm:* "Grimly taps into the almost manic energy of this nursery rhyme and distorts it just enough to make it fresh." -- Publishers Weekly, Starred Review"[Old MacDonald's] joy and enthusiasm are contagious...Grimly's wondrous watercolor work...may leave even casual readers breathless." -- Kirkus Reviews"A fun addition to any children's book collection, especially where picture book versions of familiar songs are popular." -- School Library JournalPraise for Edgar Allan Poe's Tales of Mystery and Madness:* "Grimly's wonderfully ghastly, full-color spot and full-page art splendidly depicts the mayhem... readers will pluck it off the shelves themselves for creepy, entertaining fun." -- Booklist, Starred Review


Product Details
ISBN: 9781338112443
ISBN-10: 1338112449
Publisher: Orchard Books
Publication Date: August 3rd, 2021
Pages: 40
Language: English

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This book captures the cat look. I would know, I have lots of experience with so many people coming to look at me at the store. "The cat walked through with its whiskers, ears, and paws," all very important for cat life.  - Pippi, bookstore cat