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The Itsy Bitsy Pumpkin

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4.02  ·  Rating details ·  182 ratings  ·  22 reviews
This gently spooky twist on “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” makes a favorite nursery rhyme just perfect for Halloween!

The itsy bitsy pumpkin
rolled down the spooky street.
He passed a ghoulish ghost
and some stinky goblin’s feet.

A little pumpkin is trying to find his way back home! And with a little help from a friendly witch, he is soon safe and sound, back on his porch—where there
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Board Book, 16 pages
Published August 5th 2014 by Little Simon
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Caroline
Nov 12, 2017 rated it liked it
This cute Halloween board book can be sung to "The Itsy Bitsy Spider."
Diana Thomsen
Oct 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kids, storytime
I was hoping for a book just about a little pumpkin, but this included some Halloween-type characters that I could have done without. This was a PUMPKIN storytime, not a Halloween one... Still, the kids who read it loved it, and I ended up using it for Halloween instead. I do like the use of the song, and the ending was cute. I'd only give it a 2 1/2 or three, because I thought it wasn't as lyrical as I'd prefer, but the fact that the kids wanted it over and over and over and over makes me bump ...more
Alecia R Bales
Jan 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Adorable story with beautiful illustrations

There are some children's books that just leave you feeling a little happier after you've read them to your child. This is one of those books!
Amanda
Sep 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book was so dang cute.
Carol
Nov 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute pumpkin story for toddlers, most of whom are very familiar with the Itsy Bitsy Spider story and tune, the format of which this book follows.
Miss Sarah
The adventure of a pumpkin set to the tune of the itsy bitsy spider. simple and sweet babies and up
Becca
Sing to the tune of "itsy bitsy spider" for a cute Halloween storytime with toddlers.
Luke
Oct 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: halloween
I've had so much fun reading this book over and over with my Daddy.
Holli
Sep 26, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017-books
The itsy bitsy pumpkin climbed up the water spout... Don't tell me I'm the only one that had this play through their mind when they read this.
Pamela Kinslow
Oct 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-kids-books
I love these books
Brittany
Oct 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is sort of like the itsy bitsy spider but with a pumpkin instead. A fun little book.
Michele
Oct 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
An adorable seasonal read, my 5-month grandson enjoyed listening, looking at the bright illustrations, and chewing the pages.
Caryn Caldwell
Sep 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Using the tune of "The Itsy Bitsy Spider," this board book tells the story of a little pumpkin who goes on an adventure but becomes lost. Luckily he finds a helpful witch and is finally reunited with his family.

The illustrations are colorful and fun, and the board book version is sturdy and perfect for little hands. Those who scare easily may be frightened by the creepy ghosts and goblins depicted in the vivid pictures, but others will likely enjoy singing these festive new lyrics to a very fam
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Homegrown Reader
Nov 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens-books
This is Bug’s favorite but I think that’s mostly due to the fact that it’s set to the Itsy Bitsy Spider tune. The story follows the pumpkin as he travels through a Halloween world only to become lost. With the help of a new friend he catches a ride home and the story ends happily. This is a basic, run-of-the-mill board book. No fancy flaps or textures but the sing song quality of it is what caught and keeps Bug’s attention and makes this a favorite. It’s sweet but slightly obnoxious, as I catch ...more
Lydia
Jan 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Celia got Lydia this book. She loves it. The stinky feet page is her favorite. She smells the feet and makes a hand motion to show they are stinky. The pictures are cute and brightly colored. The rhyme scheme is super easy (it follows itsy bitsy spider).
Crista
Oct 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: liam-scott
This has been one of our favorite books since my parents Labor Day visit and my mom bought a copy for your nephew Kellen. I had to get a copy for Liam. Such a fun update to Liam's favorite nursery rhymes Itsy Bitsy Spider.
Allison
Oct 06, 2014 rated it liked it
The rhymes almost fit the song and the pictures are cute. I liked this one.
Ashley Johnston
Sep 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry
Cute, catchy book great for Halloween. Best suited for grades PK,K and 1st. Pictures are bright and vivid and aid in the reading of the book.
Laura
Dec 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
cute!
Joy Gerbode
Oct 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is an adorable story for very young children ... a board book ... with a rhyme that is easily sung to a familiar tune. Very cute!
Amy Davis
Dec 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-to-ian
My two year old loves all the Itsy Bitsy books Illustrated by Sanja Rescek and written by various children's authors.
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