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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Holt Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 978080509708532 Pages, Ages 4-7
The leaves fall, the wind blows, and one little pumpkin seed tries and tries to be scary. But he doesn't scare anyone . . . not the snowflakes in winter, not the bees in spring, not even the watering can!
The wind tells him to be patient—he'll be scary soon enough. But waiting is hard. Will the little seed ever be really, truly scary?
This simple story is more than a fun Halloween read—it is a heartwarming tale perfect for any child who can't wait to grow up.
Praise for Little Boo
“Little Boo will make a good supplement to Halloween collections.” —School Library Journal
“Wunderli's new take on the life cycle of a seed works well as a metaphor for a young child's desire to grow . . . Remember to share this at harvest and Halloween time for a fresh and wonderfully tame autumn tale.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Wunderli's tender story offers a lyrical take on the holiday, entwined with an impatience to grow up that many young readers will easily identify with.” —Publisher's Weekly
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