Pumpkinhead by Eric A. Kimmel

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Pumpkinhead lives in Pumpkintown, where everyone has a pumpkin for a head. But unlike the rest of his neighbors, Pumpkinhead wonders about the outside world. Fearlessly, he sets off on a journey into the unknown. Foolishly, he takes off his heavy head when he stops for a rest. Mischievous squirrels meddle, and before too long, Pumpkinhead makes a seriously silly mistake.

About Eric A. Kimmel

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Eric Kimmel was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1946. He received a bachelor's degree in English Literature from Lafayette College. He also has a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Illinois. He was an elementary school teacher and college professor before becoming a full-time writer. He has published over fifty titles, many of which have won state and national awards. His titles "Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins" won the Caldecott Honor Medal, "The Chanukkah Guest" and "Gershon's Monster" won the Sydney Taylor Picture Book Award and "Anansi and the Talking Melon" won the Utah Children's Choice Award. Kimmel travels nationally and internationally visiting schools and talking about his books and telling stories. Steve Haskamp has illustrated Make Your Own Calendar every year since 2004. He is also the illustrator of several children's books including the enormously popular Five Silly Moneys and Five Little Ladybugs.
Published September 9, 2001 by Winslow Pr. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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Young Pumpkinhead, who lives in Pumpkintown with all the other pumpkinheads, gets to wondering: “Does everyone in the world have a pumpkin head?” All of the townsfolk figure that’s probably the case, but then no one in town has ever been outside of town.

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In this offering, the title character asks his mother if everyone in the world has a pumpkin for a head, as he and all the other residents of Pumpkintown do.

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