Written and Illustrated by: Karen Katz
Published by: Little Simon
Release Date: August 8, 2006
Ages: Baby - Preschool
Synopsis: In Karen Katz's distinctive style, an adorable baby searches throughout the house for her pumpkin. Is the pumpkin under the leaves, behind the curtain, under the bed? NO! But Baby finds many other surprises as a ghost, a witch's hat, cute-as-a-button bats, and candy apples are found beneath each flap. Finally after Baby finds her pumpkin, she's ready to go trick-or-treating and the final flap reveals a Halloween extravaganza.
I absolutely fell in love with Karen Katz' illustrations when my kids were babies and preschoolers. So much so, that there is hardly a book of hers that we didn't own. I'm so glad that this one's still being sold.
If you have a baby or a preschooler in the house, this is a perfect book to read with them. I used to tell my kids when to lift the flap (or just plain tear it off...lots of these books are gently taped up) as I read the easily told tale.
The story uses every day words like -- curtain, closet, bowls, bed and door. I loved that because I'd walk around after reading it and point out the same objects in our house. The brightly colored, happy drawings and the fuzzy feel of the cat costume makes this book a perfect gift for anyone with a baby or a preschooler.