Sixteen Runaway Pumpkins
Dianne Ochiltree. Margaret K. McElderry Books, $16.95 (24pp) ISBN 978-0-689-85090-5
Following up on the creative duo's Ten Monkey Jamboree, gourds tumble and jumble in the rhyme-filled Sixteen Runaway Pumpkins by Dianne Ochiltree, illus. by Anne-Sophie Lanquetin. Young Sam (a raccoon-cum-lemur creature) helps Gramps by collecting the harvest-though the pumpkins soon get out of control, careening through the full-bleed spreads. Rather than crying over split pumpkins, they set to baking pies instead. .
Reviewed on: 08/01/2004