S and I are delighted to be Book Buddies for Parragon Books; for September we were sent a copy of Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere in preparation for Halloween.

In this book we follow the adventures of four little trick-or-treaters as they make their way to the pumpkin parade… and there are pumpkins everywhere!

This book has very few words – which is ideal for little people who are just starting to learn letters – and probably for slightly older ones who want to have a go at reading for themselves.


S loves this book because of all the spooky Halloween costumes – and all the pumpkins! The illustrations are brilliant and if you want to make the story a little longer there are things to talk about in the pictures as well.


S loves to point out the different Halloween costumes; sometimes we count the pumpkins or talk about what songs they might be dancing to. S loves to point out the different costumes on each page, and to point out the different faces on the pumpkins.

This is a lovely book, perfect for younger children who want to have fun and enjoy Halloween without being scared!

You can’t see from the cover image below, but the moon is covered in iridescent which is really effective and makes the book look even more exciting for a young reader.



NB I was provided with a copy of this book for the purpose of review, but all opinions are my own.

 Thanks for reading.

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Vicky Charles

Vicky is a single mother, writer and card reader.


Sarah Doyle - let them be small · 05/10/2015 at 08:10

ooh, my son has started talking about pumpkins recently since we saw one in a shop. I might try and get a copy of this for him

    Vicky Charles · 05/10/2015 at 11:54

    That’s exactly why I was so pleased to receive it – I think they must have been talking about Halloween at nursery as S is a bit obsessed!

Catherine @ Story Snug · 05/10/2015 at 08:13

I love the illustrations in this book – so many pumpkins makes it great for counting practice :)


    Vicky Charles · 05/10/2015 at 11:53

    The pictures are lovely, and we do love to count!

chantelle hazelden · 05/10/2015 at 10:48

love a good halloween book, this looks ideal for the family rather than just younger children, thanks for sharing with #readwithme

Mrs Tubbs · 05/10/2015 at 13:06

That looks like a lovely book to share #readwithme

Alison · 06/10/2015 at 20:58

I love this! Halloween’s so much fun anyway, and this looks like it would be a great book to introduce it to younger kids. #readwithme

    Vicky Charles · 07/10/2015 at 12:09

    We love it! Since we’ve been reading it, S points out pumpkins everywhere she sees them – which is obviously most places at the moment!

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