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Pick a Pumpkin

By Patricia Toht
Illustrated by Jarvis

Pick a pumpkin from the patch – tall and lean or short and fat. Vivid orange, ghostly white, or speckled green, might be just right...

Illustrated by the winner of the V&A Best Illustrated Book 2017 It’s Halloween! Which means it's time to dangle cobwebs and bats from the windows, put on costumes, and – most important of all – visit the pumpkin patch and pick out that perfect pumpkin! Then cart it home, scoop out the insides, carve a scary face, and finally light a candle inside, transforming it into a one-of-a-kind, glowing jack-o’-lantern... With warm, autumnal art, and a rhythmic read-aloud text that captures all the excitement and familial feeling of Halloween, this is the perfect book to share by flickering candlelight on the spookiest night of the year.

  • Pick a Pine Tree was selected by the Guardian as a Best Children's Book of 2017 and nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal.
  • A Halloween gift of a book perfect for autumnal windows, displays and picture book round-ups.
  • Jarvis' Alan's Big, Scary Teeth was the winner of the V&A Best Illustrated Book 2017, chosen for Booktrust's 2016/17 Bookstart Treasure Pack (gifted to 750,000+ pre-schoolers) and has been translated into 15 languages worldwide.

About the author

Patricia Toht once owned a children's bookshop called Never Never Land, before turning a love of books into a love of writing. She is the author of Pick a Pine Tree, illustrated by Jarvis, All Aboard the London Bus, illustrated by Sam Usher, and has contributed fiction, non-fiction and poetry to numerous children’s magazines. She lives in Chicago, USA. Find her online at patriciatoht.com and on Twitter as @PatriciaToht.

About the illustrator

Jarvis studied graphic design and previously worked as a record sleeve designer, website designer and an animation director before becoming a children’s book maker. His books with Walker include Tropical Terry, Mrs Mole, I’m Home! and Alan’s Big, Scary Teeth, which won the 2017 V&A Best Illustrated Book. Jarvis lives in Manchester with his wife and their dog and cat. Follow him on Twitter as @heyimjarvis, and on Instagram as @booksbyjarvis.

ISBN: 9781406360615
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: September 1, 2019
Dimensions: 245 x 270mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

Last updated on 03/09/19 at 02:53:08
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