You Are My Pumpkin
Joyce Wan. Cartwheel, $6.99 (14p) ISBN 978-0-545-88092-3
Wan follows and other playful riffs on parental terms of endearment with a Halloween-themed offering. “You are my happy, smiley pumpkin,” she begins. “My sugary, sweet candy corn.” Wan’s chunky-cute graphics are as appealing as ever—there’s a “wild, messy monster” splashing around in a mud puddle, as well as a “purr-fect, cuddly kitty” dressed up like a witch. Cozy and sweet as candy, this brisk, feel-good book is sure to delight Wan’s fans, as well as adults simply looking for something nonedible to sneak into their kids’ trick-or-treat bags. Up to age 3.
Reviewed on: 08/01/2016