Christopher Pumpkin by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet

A perfect spooky Halloween book but I couldn’t resist reading it early!

This is a hilarious, laugh out loud book that any class will love to listen to. A witch needs help planning her party so she creates an army of pumpkin workers. There’s Gnarly, Grizzly, Grunty and others and then along comes Christopher. He is huggy, fun and loves glitter and sparkle.

Surely the witch has made a mistake! While the nasty pumpkins get on with jobs, Christopher makes fairy cakes, hangs bunting and strums his guitar. He loves to decorate and have fun, but the witch gives him an ultimatum. Be scary or be soup!

I couldn’t have guessed the ending! Read it and I am sure you will agree it was the perfect one!

I smiled while reading this, laughed when Christopher wanted a group hug and applauded his efforts to help get ready for the party.

My children loved it and we will save it for Halloween so we can read it again and again!

Favourite page is building up to the ending and the look of the faces of the monsters is superb!

Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet are expert picture book authors and I know any book written by them is one to buy and share!

Nick East is fast becoming one of my favourite illustrators and his new book, Agent Weasel and the Fiendish Fox Gang is at the top of my wish list.

Christopher Pumpkin has worked his way into my heart and I think this is a brilliant book!


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