This book is a well loved seasonal favorite in our house. We like reading this book before Halloween. Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman and illustrated by S. D. Schindler is a spin on the giant carrot story, but instead of a carrot, it’s a pumpkin, and instead of a farmer, it’s a cranky witch. I love to make voices for the fun characters that come to help. There’s a mummy and a vampire and other fun Halloween friends. Colorful fun pictures and repetitive text that builds draws even young kids into the story. And the best part, they all have to cooperate and the cranky witch isn’t so cranky by the end of the story. Check it out if you’re looking for something fun to read before heading out for your Halloween festivities.