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Ten Orange Pumpkins: A Counting Book Hardcover – August 29, 2013


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 5 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten
  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Dial; First Edition edition (August 29, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0803739389
  • ISBN-13: 978-0803739383
  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 10.2 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #388,098 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This counting book opens with 10 orange pumpkins on a farm. As the rhyming, rhythmic verses roll along, one pumpkin after another disappears, but observant children will be able to figure out what happens to each. In one double-page spread, a pickup truck carrying 6 pumpkins crosses a bridge in the evening. The verse reads, “Six orange pumpkins / out for a drive. / Watch out! There’s a bump ahead. / Splash! There are five.” A page turn after “bump ahead” depicts the same scene with water splashing up as a pumpkin lands in the water, awakening several alligators. The rhyming text works well enough, but the real drama comes in the simple, striking artwork. Savage uses line, color, form, and contrast beautifully. Throughout the book, the color of the sky changes, providing beautiful backdrops for the characters and objects silhouetted against it. Spooky but not truly scary, this reverse counting book makes a fun read-aloud choice for younger children looking forward to Halloween. Preschool-Grade 1. --Carolyn Phelan

About the Author

Stephen Savage is the New York Times bestselling illustrator of Polar Bear Night (A New York Times Best Illustrated Book). He also wrote and illustrated Little Tug and the acclaimed Where’s Walrus?, which Kirkus called "refreshing, captivating, elegant  and witty." Stephen lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife and daughter.
 

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Stephen Savage is known for his economical style of illustration that conveys complex ideas and emotion with simple lines and color. His books include the acclaimed New York Times bestseller Polar Bear Night, the lost Margaret Wise Brown manuscript, The Fathers Are Coming Home, and the wordless picture book Where's Walrus? His editorial illustration has appeared in dozens of major newspapers and magazines including the New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic Monthly, The New Republic and The Wall Street Journal. In 2008, he was the recipient of a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and their daughter. Visit his website at http://www.stephensavage.net and his blog at http://stephensavageillustration.blogspot.com.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. Prather TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 13, 2013
Format: Hardcover
Ten Orange Pumpkins is a beautiful book! If you are looking for a picture book for your young child that captures the spooky charm of Halloween, then this is an excellent choice. The author/illustrator uses bold colors and lines and deceptively simple illustrations to bring smiles and capture the attention of even the youngest story listener. The orange pumpkins always stand out vividly against the dark backdrops, and the artist's creative uses of shadows and night time colors give each two page spread a distinctive Halloween feel. We get to meet a scarecrow, mummy, ghost, witch, skeletal pirates, a spider, and finally a delightfully spooky black cat, looking at us with amused orange eyes. The simple designs ensure that nothing is too scary, but just the right amount of fun for those looking to feel a part of the Halloween season.

This book also functions very well as a counting book for those just learning to count to ten. We count down from 10 to 1, with each number prominently displayed. The pumpkins are always easy to identify and count since they are so bright! There is a nice story here as well, as our ten pumpkins disappear one by one. They are "poofed" by witches, dropped in the river, stolen by a mummy, and struck by lightning, just to name a few. The smooth read aloud flow, rhymes that are spot on, and bold illustrations all mark this as a perfect choice for story time when youngsters will enjoy these Halloween images even if they already know how to count! I can't wait to share this one with my story time audiences who will no doubt delight in seeing just how many ways a pumpkin can disappear.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sue on October 14, 2013
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Excellent Halloween book especially with the 3 to 5 year olds; not too scary! The minimal text and bold simple orange and black illustrations give extra opportunity to expand the story on each page. The pumpkins left to count are well defined for little hands to count.
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Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I use this book for teaching yoga to preschool age children and it was great. Teaches them counting as well.
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By Ebella on November 6, 2013
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Great book! My 3 year old loved it and and it was a fun way to get ready for Halloween.
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