10 Spooky Pumpkins (Hardcover)

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10 Spooky Pumpkins (Hardcover)

By Gris Grimly, Gris Grimly (Illustrator)

$17.99


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“I love Gris Grimly and I adore how he makes creepy cute. I cannot wait to share this Halloween story with my daughter!”
— Rebecca Crosswhite, Rediscovered Books, Boise, ID

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With a swoosh and a creak, what monsters will we seek? Follow a brave young girl as she adventures in her town counting all the creatures that go bump in the night. With Gris Grimly's illustrations pairing perfectly with rhythm and rhyme, this will be the go to story time book for Halloween nights. 

— From Staff Picks by Jessica

A read-aloud masterpiece, with stunning watercolor visuals, rhyme and rhythm, so perfect for young readers, this is an instant Halloween classic that will be shared for years to come. With a lightness in spirit, step and color, Grimly’s young girl carries us with her on her magical odyssey filled with a plethora of friendly bumps in the night. With a SWOOSH and a WHOOO, this is one shivery delight!

— From Staff Picks by Maureen

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.
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.
Product Details ISBN: 9781338112443
ISBN-10: 1338112449
Publisher: Orchard Books
Publication Date: September 21st, 2021
Pages: 40
Language: English

Praise for Ten Spooky Pumpkins:

A July/August 2021 Kids' Indie Next selection

* "It’s a countdown with a cast of creepy characters ushering in Halloween night... An engrossing read with stirring, memorable illustrations." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "As a simultaneous counting guide, bedtime book, seasonal read, and source of uncanny year-round fun, this is an absolute treat bolstered by a gently surprising trick. Back matter includes an artist’s note." -- Publishers Weekly, 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 Journal

Praise 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