Chapter One – Six Small Pumpkins
It was October, and all the world was orange and brown. Dragon walked through the autumn leaves in search of a giant pumpkin.
This colourful children’s book has three chapters, read all three at once or one each night three days before Halloween. Dragon is a good sport about joining in on the Halloween theme, just when you think it wont work out, poof, Dragon surprises his friends and himself. Three wonderful stories about creativity and final outcomes.
The simple forms and strong lines would make for great block prints or linocuts. Dragon’s events prepare the child (5-8) for Halloween; pumpkin season, costumes, noises and an active imagination. These short playful stories will help a child overcome the fear of the uncertainty of the night, or become more creative in their own story telling.
Author; Dav Pilkey – 1993, Orchard Books, New York.