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The creators of Pick a Pine Tree are back with a joyful, energetic celebration of a Halloween tradition.

Pick a pumpkin from the patch. Tall and lean or short and fat. Vivid orange, ghostly white, or speckled green, might be just right.

Pairing a wonderfully rhythmic read-aloud text with expressive retro illustrations, author Patricia Toht and illustrator Jarvis capture all the excitement and familial feeling of a favorite holiday tradition. Readers will be happy to follow along with each step, from picking out the perfect specimen at the pumpkin patch (be sure to stop for cider and toffee apples) to carting it home, scooping out the insides, carving a scary face, and finally lighting a candle inside — savoring the familiar ritual of transforming an ordinary pumpkin into a one-of-a-kind glowing jack-o’-lantern.


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“Pick this delightful story for a Christmas storytime, for library collections, or for family reading around the Christmas tree.”
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Publisher‏:‎Candlewick; Illustrated edition (July 9, 2019)
Language‏:‎English
Hardcover‏:‎40 pages
ISBN-10‏:‎1536207640
ISBN-13‏:‎978-1536207644
Reading age‏:‎3 – 7 years
Grade level‏:‎Preschool – 2
Item Weight‏:‎1.1 pounds
Dimensions‏:‎10.06 x 0.41 x 10.94 inches
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