By Sue Hendra and Paul Linner
Illustrated by Nick East
Published by Hodder Children’s Books
What it’s about?
The wicked old witch is planning a super spooky party and performs a spell to bring some pumpkins to life.
She sets about naming her scary pumpkin army – Gnarly, Snaggletooth, Stink Face and their mischievous chums when she decides she needs one extra – Christopher Pumpkin!
Christopher stands out from the pumpkin crowd. The specs wearing squash is friendly, cute and loves bunting! The wicked old witch has a party planning conundrum. Christopher Pumpkin sets out to prove he can be just as scary and save himself from being turned into a pumpkin pie.
What we think:
This book was recommended by our lovely librarian. The Little Monster couldn’t decide if he wanted something spooky or funny and this is both.
The first time we read it we were both genuinely laughing at Christopher Pumpkin. It’s a very clever story about daring to be different and being yourself. The illustrations are absolutely gorgeous.
This is not just a seasonal Halloween book as Halloween is not actually mentioned. It could be read all year round – not that toddlers care! We’ve read Christmas books during the summer holidays 😂.
Definitely recommend this as it’s a great read and we both really enjoyed it. Get your own copy of Christopher Pumpkin at:
Waterstone’s: click here
Amazon.co.uk: click here