Five Little Pumpkins by Ben Mantle


Five Little Pumpkins by Ben Mantle

Roll into Halloween with this wickedly funny rhyming book! Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate. The first one said, My, it's getting late! The second one said, There are witches in the air! The third one said, Good folk, beware! Five little pumpkins are sitting quietly on a gate until...night falls and they are joined by a cast of creepy characters - witches, spiders, bats, frogs and ghosts - all determined to cause plenty of Halloween mischief. What a terrific treat!

About the Author

Ben Mantle began his illustration career early, picking up his first award in a local library colouring-in competition aged seven. He went on to study Animation at the Surrey Institute of Art and Design before working as an animator. Ben illustrated Callum's Incredible Construction Kit for Egmont which won the 2013 Bishop's Stortford Picture Book Award. He is also the illustrator of Giggle, Giggle What's So Funny? as well as Bigger Digger and Rocket Racers. The Best Christmas Present Ever! is the sequel to Ben's Macmillan debut, The Best Birthday Present Ever! Ben lives and works in Brighton where every year he holds a Christmas cheese party very aptly called 'Merry Cheesemas'..

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24 pages
Interest Age: From 2


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Publication date

3rd September 2009



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