cover image Pick a Pumpkin, Mrs. Millie!

Pick a Pumpkin, Mrs. Millie!

Judy Cox, , illus. by Joe Mathieu. . Marshall Cavendish, $15.99 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-7614-5573-8

When exuberant Mrs. Millie takes her kindergarteners to the pumpkin patch, her malapropistic tendencies are in full force. “It's cold today... Don't forget your jackals !” she says, as the laughing kids lift tongue-waggling jackals onto their backs instead of their jackets. Some of the jokes are more on target than others, but Mathieu's artwork adds to the laughs, with images of “round, orange pumas ” and a busy game of “hide and sheep ” in a corn maze. Ages 4–8. (July)