cover image Somethin' Pumpkin

Somethin' Pumpkin

Jimmy Pickering, Scott Allen. Smallfellow Press, $16.95 (32pp) ISBN 978-1-931290-00-5

Scott Allen pays poetic tribute to autumn's official gourd in Somethin' Pumpkin, illus. by Jimmy Pickering. The rhyming text details its many uses: ""Stacked/ up/ with/ several/ subdivided/ compartments/ a pumpkin's/ a great place for/ arachnid/ apartments"" and ""In Frankenstein/ Football/ in all away games/ they use/ pumpkin shells/ to bolt-in their/ brains."" Pickering's clever illustrations add spooky humor. (Sept.)