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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (726 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Erica Silverman Narrator: John McDonough Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2012 ISBN:
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The old witch wants a pumpkin pie. First she plants a pumpkin seed. She weeds and waters and waits. A tiny sprout pokes through the ground, and soon a small pumpkin appears. It grows, and it grows some more. When Halloween is only hours away, the witch decides it is finally time to bake the pie. But first she must somehow pull the huge pumpkin off the vine.

With her fun-filled tale, popular children's author Erica Silverman teaches a gentle lesson in friendship and cooperation. Narrator John McDonough's lively portrayal of the old witch and each of her spooky companions will have youngsters laughing out loud.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katelyn Nichols | 2/16/2014

    " This is my secend altime favorite Halloween book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sally | 2/5/2014

    " Was a traditional Halloween enjoyment for my kids and their cousins, a few years back. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 2/1/2014

    " Would be good for storytime, like The Big Carrot. Now all I need is a really big pumpkin... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 1/27/2014

    " Mom finally tracked this one down in the garage, just in time for the Halloween season. Danny knew right away the solution that the bat proposed. Mom loves the illustrations and the repeated "Drat!" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tara | 1/23/2014

    " Fun Halloween story about cooperation and pie!!! Nice illustrations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 An Abundance of Books | 1/21/2014

    " A fun read but great for text-to-text connections with The Enormous Potato/The Giant Turnip. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer Camillery | 1/11/2014

    " Went to Barnes and Noble recently and bought this for my classroom. I think I had it a long time ago but lost it along the way. It's such a cute story and has great illustrations! I think I'm going to use it for a sequencing activity. Definitely one of my favorite children's books, "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsay | 12/21/2013

    " halloween, pumpkin, witch, ghost, mummy, vampire, bat, working together "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Phillips | 10/12/2013

    " This was a favorite of ours when my boys were small. We would read it daily in the fall and act out the voices. I have such fond memories thanks to this book, it will remain on my shelf and in my heart forever. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 9/28/2013

    " A witch can't pull the big pumpkin out of the ground but with help from some other creatures, she gets the pumpkin and makes pumpkin pie for all. Cute repeating refrains throughout the book make this great for preschool age kids. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jj | 7/24/2013

    " Think "Giant Turnip"/"Enormous Potato" with a pumpkin and a cast of Halloween characters. This one did nothing for me--story and illustrations were not my cup of tea--but it would probably have a few young fans in a story time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caroline | 3/16/2013

    " I would have to say this is my favorite children's book IF you have the soundtrack that goes with it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sesha | 2/10/2013

    " Love this for halloween especially with the cd!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 12/15/2012

    " wonderful Halloween story based upon the folktale, "The Great, Big, Huge, Enormous Turnip" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 12/12/2012

    " I really like the rhythm of this book, and the way certain phrases are repeated. While I wish the text was formatted better to make this clearer, the story is simple and would make a great read-aloud or flannel story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie Ung | 11/26/2012

    " This book could be used to teach students about plants and the process in which they grow. This book is about how a pumpkin grows. Great to teach around Halloween time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenn S | 11/3/2012

    " Gotta get the music with it. It makes the whole thing way better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Inspired Kathy | 9/15/2012

    " Years ago I got this book along with a tape that would read it aloud to the kids. The tape was fabulous although we have since lost it. We still love to read this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samantha | 5/31/2012

    " Good Halloween read-aloud. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer Kaap | 5/17/2012

    " I can't believe that I hadn't read this before. It's a fun retelling of The Enormous Turnip... except with Halloween characters. Will definitely be using this for a Halloween storytime in the future... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tommy | 5/11/2012

    " Mom finally tracked this one down in the garage, just in time for the Halloween season. Danny knew right away the solution that the bat proposed. Mom loves the illustrations and the repeated "Drat!" "

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About the Author

Erica Silverman is the author of the Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa early reader books, the first of which received a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor. Lana’s World is her newest easy reader series. She has also written many picture books for children, including When the Chickens Went on Strike, Big Pumpkin, Hanukkah Hop, and Don’t Fidget a Feather. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

About the Narrator

John McDonough, one of AudioFile magazine’s Golden Voices, has narrated dozens of audiobooks, and won eleven Earphones Awards. He is known for his narrations of children’s books, including Robert McCloskey’s Centerburg Tales and Albert Marrin’s Commander-in-Chief Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. Outside of his audiobook work, he has starred in a revival of Captain Kangaroo on the Fox Network.