It's almost Halloween and little Sylvie Ann is determined to find the biggest, fattest pumpkin. After a trek through Grandmummy and Grandpawp's cornfield, she finds just the right one — but before she can carve it into a giant, crooked-toothed pumpkin moonshine (or jack-o'Iantern), she has to get it home. And she's picked such an enormous pumpkin that it's far too heavy for her to lift.
Determined Sylvie Ann starts rolling it, but when she reaches the hill at the end of the field, the pumpkin runs away from her! Can Sylvia Ann catch up before her beautiful, giant pumpkin makes — and causes — a terrible mess? Kids will love watching how determine Sylvia Ann finds a way to solve every one of the challenges in front of her to get the perfect pumpkin.
"Those who don't know the denouement to this more than 60-year-old classic by two-time Caldecott Honor artist Tasha Tudor will not be surprised to find a happy ending to this exquisite, gentle story. Tudor's delicate orange-framed watercolors of a rural autumn and a bonneted little girl speak to a softer side of Halloween — one that is not overtaken by werewolves, blood, and gore, but is a reminder of the season in all its fresh abundance." — Emilie Coulter, Amazon.com Reviews
|Recommended Age||3 - 8|
|Publication Date||Sep 1, 2000|
|Publisher||Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers|