Duck & Goose Find a Pumpkin
A medley of books to celebrate the season.
Loyal friends Duck and Goose notice their friend Thistle's pumpkin and decide to find one of their own in this pleasing autumnal board book. Their misguided search leads them to unlikely places (“Is our pumpkin in the log, Goose?”), with a tersely funny “No” as the repeated reply. When Thistle reappears with a helpful hint, the friends finally track down an enormous pumpkin, carting it off together. Hills's cozy oil paintings play up the gentle humor at work. Ages 2–5. (July)