October ushers in autumn. It’s the month of reds, plums, russet, ochre and oranges, early to darkness, cosy evenings indoors, pumpkins and Halloween. If you hadn’t been reading all year, this is the time you are likely to snuggle up to a good book.  Pumpkin Pumpkins Everywhere is perhaps the simplest story that the kids and I have read together but it’s endearing and seasonal.

Out Thoughts

Pumpkin Pumpkins Everywhere by Smriti Prasadam-Halls is a beautifully illustrated book. Short simple sentences and phrases are used to tell the story of four trick-o-treaters off on an adventure.  The simple sentence structure is very much like toddler-preschool speak. Level one readers with help may wish to attempt reading Pumpkin Pumpkin Everywhere. Little ones will be drawn to the faces and expression of the little trick-o-treater. They demonstrate a range of emotions, which is a good way to teach little ones about feelings. Angelo and Valentina were curious to know where the other trick-o-treaters were going. I got the impression they wanted to join in the fun.

Angelo’s best bits: He liked seeing the kids go trick-o-treating and having fun at the parade

Valentina’s best bits: likes the sparkly cover and illustrations

My best bits: I was happy to see children of different ethnicities prominently features and the overall illustration style and use of seasonal colours.


Whether you celebrate Halloween or maybe you simply like October, this is a delightful book to share with your children this autumn.


Book Details

Author: Smriti Prasadam-Halls

Illustrator: Lorena   Alvarez

Hardcover: 32 pages

Publisher: Parragon

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1474802419

ISBN-13: 978-1474802413

Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 19 x 21.6 cm


Where to Buy

Pumpkins Pumpkins Everywhere can be bought online from Amazon.


Please note, this is not a sponsored post. The books were supplied by the publisher for the purpose of this review. They have no influence over this review or the content of the blog.


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