Pumpkin Orange, Pumpkin Round

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Pumpkin Orange, Pumpkin Round

By Rosanna Battigelli
Illustrated by Tara Anderson
Picture Book Ages 3–6
ISBN: 978-1-77278-092-5
List Price: $19.95 CAD / $17.95 USD
Hardcover with padded cover & reinforced trade binding
Trim size: 9 x 9 in / 22.86 x 22.86 cm
Pages: 24

Publication Date: September 3, 2019

Distributed in the U.S. by Ingram Publisher Services

A rhyming Halloween romp with a family of cozy cats

“Pumpkin orange, pumpkin round / Pumpkin hiding, pumpkin found!”

What could be better than an autumn trip to the pumpkin patch with a cast of cat characters ready to celebrate Halloween? In bouncy rhyme, the folksy felines choose their pumpkins, wheel them home, and work together through all the steps of carving a jack-o-lantern. With the lanterns’ spooky and cheerful faces shining bright, now is the time to dress up and head out for trick-or-treating.

Tara Anderson, the award-winning illustrator of Nat the Cat Can Sleep Like That, depicts cozy and charming fall scenes in Pumpkin Orange, Pumpkin Round. Infectious rhymes by debut children’s author Rosanna Battigelli will make this a favourite in any season.

“The rear endpapers give directions for carving a jack-o’-lantern, adults doing all the cutting after kids have drawn the facial features. Cozy, repetitious autumn fun for toddlers and younger preschoolers.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Cats enjoy all the glories of a human Halloween in this peek at popular October traditions….Battigelli’s text—a series of rhyming, two-word phrases each beginning with ‘pumpkin’—…possesses a jaunty rhythm and a fun-to-pronounce quality.”—Publishers Weekly