Pumpkin Eye by Denise Fleming

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A Halloween story with just the right amount of spookiness for preschoolers.

Trick or treat,
pounding feet,
jack o'lanterns
line the street.

It's Halloween night! The rising moon lights the way for trick-or-treaters and sets the mood for a spooky celebration where imagination rules.

Award-winning author/artist Denise Fleming turns her talents to every child's favorite holiday.

About Denise Fleming

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Denise Fleming has written and illustrated many children's books, including In the Tall, Tall Grass, Shout! Shout It Out!, and Sleepy, Oh So Sleepy. She won a Caldecott Honor for In the Small, Small Pond. Denise published her first painting in the third grade, when she started taking classes at the Toledo Museum of Art and one of her paintings was chosen to be the cover of a teacher's magazine. She now works primarily with paper, by pouring colored paper pulp through hand-cut stencils. She lives in Toledo, Ohio.
Published January 1, 2001 by Henry Holt & Co. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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All eyes in a Halloween story hour will be riveted to this stellar story of trick-or-treaters enjoying the deliciously scary nature of this special night.

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"Fleming kindles seasonal thoughts with concise couplets and handmade-paper images, in which vermilion and fuschia highlights glow like neon against grainy black and evergreen," wrote PW .

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A jack-o-lantern stares from triangular holes: "Piece of pie,/ pumpkin eye."

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