cover image Pumpkin Trouble

Pumpkin Trouble

Jan Thomas. Harper, $9.99 (40p) ISBN 978-0-06-169284-0

Thomas sticks to her forte—bright, bold artwork and comically harebrained protagonists—in this slapstick Halloween outing. When Duck leans too far over the pumpkin he’s preparing to carve and gets stuck inside, the result is a walking, talking, web-footed Pumpkin Monster that scares Mouse, Pig—and Duck. Over-the-top humor and adorably oblivious characters should inspire repeat readings. Ages 2–5. (Aug.)