Night of the Pumpkinheads by Michael J. Rosen

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A group of restless pumpkinheads are tired of spending every Halloween sitting on the porch while all the kids get to dress up and go trick-or-treating. This year, the pumpkins magnificently transform into fearsome Frankenstein, the Loch Ness monster, a woolly mammoth, and even a grand slime beast . . . and then hit the town!

Kids and parents will love ogling the astounding photographs of Hugh McMahon's real carved pumpkins and laughing along with the story"s surprise ending. And with step-by-step carving instructions and photos included in the book, they can also create their own masterpieces.


About Michael J. Rosen

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Michael J. Rosen has written many award-winning books for kids. He lives in Glenford, Ohio. Master carver Hugh McMahon lives in Brooklyn, New York. His work has appeared on Today, Good Morning America, Martha Stewart, and many other places.
Published August 18, 2011 by Dial. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Travel, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books. Fiction

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Digitally assembled with photographs of McMahon’s work and pencil drawings, the illustrations treat readers to spirited images of spunky pumpkins rising up to take an active part in trick-or-treating instead of remaining parked on porches.

Aug 18 2011 | Read Full Review of Night of the Pumpkinheads

Publishers Weekly

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The Pumpkinheads have had it with sitting pretty on Halloween: “For once, why can’t we dress up and go out?” Crisp photographs display McMahon’s stunning pumpkin carvings, which include a mastodon whose furry face and tusks stand atop stacked pumpkin legs;

Aug 29 2011 | Read Full Review of Night of the Pumpkinheads

City Book Review

As a special bonus at the end of the story, a pictorial how-to takes you step-by-step to completion of the Scaredy-Cat Pumpkin, and a quick, tasty recipe for Roasted Pumpkin Seeds is provided.

Nov 03 2011 | Read Full Review of Night of the Pumpkinheads

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