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Duncan the Punkin [Kindle Edition]

Scott Nicholson , Sergio Castro
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A magical bedtime story for all ages.

Halloween is coming, and Duncan the Punkin's mom teaches him to hide in the pumpkin patch so he doesn't get turned into a jack-o-lantern. Being good is boring, and Duncan's not afraid of any old farmer. But someone else has been keeping an eye on the pumpkin patch. Skeerdy-Cat-Crow has been hanging on a pole all summer, and now he's hungry. He's heard nice little pumpkins are just right. But Mom knows a trick that will teach both Skeerdy-Cat-Crow and Duncan something new.

Features 30 color pages (will appear in black-and-white on Kindles) of rhyming fun, magic, and Halloween mystery. Scott Nicholson is author of the children's books IF I WERE YOUR MONSTER and TOO MANY WITCHES, as well as 20 books for adults. Sergio Castro has illustrated for the comic books LITTLE SHIVERS, DREAMBOAT, and GRAVE CONDITIONS.

Product Details

  • File Size: 3593 KB
  • Print Length: 32 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Haunted Computer Books (January 13, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004S2CQFS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #956,022 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A charming tale for both children and adults February 3, 2012
By Angel G
Format:Kindle Edition
Duncan the Punkin was a charming children's picture book, told from the point of view of..what else..a pumpkin! I loved how Scott Nicholson personified the pumpkins, and described what they have to worry about at Halloween. I read it with my eight year old son who was utterly charmed by the story as well as the illustrations. This is a wonderful children's book but I enjoyed the story just as much as my son did. Halloween is one of our favorite holidays and reading this as a bedtime story that night is going to be a tradition from now on.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cutest punkin ever May 28, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
It was the cutest book I had ever seen, Starting out as a warning to all pumpkins on Halloween and how to live longer on their vines. I read this to my daughter. She's six and she loved it so much I had to re-read it several times before she would agree to let it rest and we could move on to another one.

I think this a perfect story for young children and one that would even hold a fond memory for a parent to read to their child especially around Halloween.

As my daughter says " I loved it."

Emily Tuley - Great minds Think aloud Book club
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hurrah for Pumpkins March 11, 2012
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This is a delightful tale, fun to read and the illustrations are gorgeous. This little book brings laughs along with a moral. My son loved this as a bedtime story and I do too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I try not to read anything about a book if it's by an author I'm familiar with before downloading or reading, so actually had no idea this was a picture book, I'd assumed it was a horror short story. Obviously all picture books are short stories and this one has a mild horror theme to it so I was somewhat right, but I was pleasantly surprised to have something with great colourful illustrations as well. Duncan the Punkin is basically the tale of a pumpkin whose mother warns it to stay still and pretend its dead so it doesn't get picked when the farmer is selecting which pumpkins to harvest. Of course when a scarecrow gets sick of it's everyday routine Duncan's ability to follow its mother's advice will be tested. Along the way there is some brilliant descriptive (although still child friendly) imagination scenes told by the mother of what happens to pumpkins who don't listen to the rules of survival. I'm not sure why Scott Nicholson and Sergio Castro decided to misspell pumpkin and it doesn't really add anything to the story, it is deliberate though they acknowledge it on the final page. All up the book will take you a couple of minutes to get through, but you will spend longer than that admiring the great artwork on each page.

I had no idea Scott Nicholson even wrote picture books, but after enjoying this so much I'll definitely check out the other two he has also written.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Kids Book January 30, 2012
By Candy
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My 2 year old grand daughter loved this story, It's and good book for little ones. Scott is an all around great author for and adults and children, love all his books.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dunkin the Punkin January 4, 2012
By Skeeter
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What a cute story. I liked it and thought it is a good book for children. The illustrations are very creative, too. I personally think that kids would enjoy it, and read it more than once!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars DELIGHTFUL! December 31, 2011
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A beautiful picture book for Kids with Kindles ... or a Granny with Kindle for MAC. A cute story about a small pumpkin whose mother tries to teach him to stay hidden in the pumpkin patch for safety. A good message with beautiful illustrations.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SCOTT NICHOLSON'S "DUNCAN THE PUNKIN" (A REVIEW) May 18, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a delightful little book that starts out as a scary story about what not to do when you're a pumpkin on Halloween. The momma pumpkin tries to warn her baby Duncan about how important it is to be still and quiet so he won't get picked in the pumpkin patch. In the end it gives a great moralistic story about behavior.

I would definitely recommend this book to ages 5 and up!

-Kitty Bullard / Great Minds Think Aloud Book Club
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Ick!
Older kids who can read the book themselves will find it too young for them, as it's obviously intended for little kids. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Carol
5.0 out of 5 stars Duncan Delivers!
Duncan The Punkin By Scott Nicholson and Sergio Castro.
Synopsis: A magical bedtime story for all ages. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Pixie
5.0 out of 5 stars Duncan the Punkin for Halloween or Anytime
Duncan The Punkin is a great book that will appeal to everyone. Little Duncan is warned by his mom to stay still so he doesn't get made into a pie, or worse, at Halloween, but will... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Mary E aka Lockette
4.0 out of 5 stars 99.9% of Kids Will NOT Be Scared By This!
"Duncan the Punkin" by the renowned Scott Nicholson, is a clever rhyme with just a touch of a creepy edge to it, but not enough to scare the little kiddies. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Grampy
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved the cynical humor
Scott Nicholson is one of my favorite authors. It doesn't matter if he writes a children's book, or an adult novel. I usually end up liking it when I'm finished. Read more
Published on April 19, 2013 by Kayla's Reads and Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great book
This is a really good book. It tells pumpkins how to live longer but only of they listen to their mothers!
Pretty cute!!
Published on January 25, 2013 by S. Lawhorn
4.0 out of 5 stars Favorite bed-time story
This has been my 4 year-old grandson's favorite bed-time story for about 6 months. It has a nice rhyme and flow to it, but I'm not too crazy about the content. Read more
Published on October 17, 2012 by Kindle Reader
1.0 out of 5 stars NOT FOR YOUNG CHILDREN !!!!!!!!!!!
I can not believe the positive reviews and only 1 neg. review. This book IS NOT FOR CHILDREN. It is like a mini horror story for little kids. Read more
Published on September 20, 2012 by Cherwin
1.0 out of 5 stars Not for young kids
This book isn't exactly appropriate for young kids. Kind of sad and the word "stupid" is used. I was really disappointed as I started to read it to my 2 year old. Read more
Published on March 10, 2012 by Lexsmom
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