It's so big the ghost can't move it, either. Neither can the vampire, nor the mummy. It looks as if there'll be no pumpkin pie for Halloween, until along comes the bat with an idea to save the day.
How can the...more
The illustrations are really wonderful. They’re very colorful and full of dense details.
Great last pa ...more
Although witch "pulled and she tugged and she pulled...that pumpkin just sat.' Along came a ghost. 'I am bigger than you and stronger, too,' said he. 'Let me try.' Well, the witch wanted that pumpkin for herself, but she needed help sin ...more
This book was featured as one of the selections for the October 2011 Witches and Monsters-themed reads for the Picture-Book Club in the Children's Books Group here at Goodreads.
A charming tale of a witch who wanted some pumpkin pie. The pumpkin she had, as the title states, was one big pumpkin! Her dilemma was how to get that huge thing home to make it into pumpkin pie. The story was humorous and it was wonderful to see classic monsters in a friendly story, working together to help the witch. I really enjoyed the high ...more
Fun story for a read aloud and for making predictions or identifying patterns. Silverman adapted this story from the Russian folktale, "The Turnip". Illustratio ...more
What a fun story for Halloween! I love the dark illustrations that make me think of Halloween night, and I love all the festive "scary" Halloween characters. You've got to love the determination too! All the characters try their best to pull the huge pumpkin off the vine so they can have their pumpkin pie. Lots of fun!
Reading level: AD350L
Genre: Picture Book
Main Characters: The witch
Setting: The witch's garden where the pumpkin grows
POV: Third person
This story is about a witch and her very large pumpkin. The witch works on growing this pumpkin and then becomes frustrated when she cannot get her pumpkin off the vine to use it for pumpkin pie. At the beginning of the story, a ghost comes along and attempts to get the pumpkin off its vine, but failed. Next, a vampire ve ...more
Recently my youngest(age 5 and not yet able to read by herself) was exposed to Big Pumpkin at school. Much to her delight, Mommy had a copy too! Now she keeps asking me to read and re-read this book to her. When we went to the grocery store, she told me to buy ...more
My favorite part about this book is the soundtrack that goes with it. The narrator does a fantastic job and the soundtrack incorporates other ...more
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I love this book! It's my favorite Halloween readaloud. Kids love it and it's super fun to read. Ever notice how some cumulative tales / line repetition makes you want to stab something? Yeah, not this book. The book's full of good lines ("and she kicked that pumpkin" is my favorite but pretty much the whole repetition rocks) that let you to be enthusiastic.
This book can be used during the month of October when learning about fall, also Halloween. It is a fun book, but it also can be used to talk about working together as a team and cooperating. The witch plants a pumpkin seed and it grows so big she can not move it herself, a ghost, vampire, and a mummy all try to move it but can't, along comes a bat and suggest if they all work together they can move it, and they do. This book is a good resource for Social/Emotional d ...more