{"id":4480350191695,"title":"We're Going on a Pumpkin Hunt","handle":"were-going-on-a-pumpkin-hunt","description":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca href=\"\/pages\/mary-wilcox\"\u003eMary Hogan Wilcox\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: Lynn Munsinger\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eTake youngsters of all scare levels on a bold adventure.\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis spooky seasonal rewrite of \"We're Going on a Bear Hunt\" is just the thing for an atmospheric autumn night! \u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eOur brave adventurers set out one night to find the biggest pumpkin in town, with one extra-nervous friend in tow. \u003cem\u003eWho's scared? Are you? 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This is her debut picture book.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/pages\/mary-wilcox\"\u003eRead more \u003c\/a\u003eabout Mary.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLynn Munsinger, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eLynn Munsinger has illustrated more than ninety books for children – bringing Wodney Wat, Tacky the Penguin, a porcupine named Fluffy, the Teeny Tiny Ghost, and Ogden Nash's \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003eCustard the Dragon\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan\u003e to charming life. She lives in Vermont. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/pages\/illustrator-link\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Lynn.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eComing soon!\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cimg src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/star-fade.gif?4673889858015672850\"\u003eKirkus Reviews, starred review\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eGoing on a pumpkin hunt isn’t for scaredy-cats. 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Munsinger crafts pen, ink, and watercolor compositions with a backdrop of soft blues and purples on a moonlit night, and her animal characters’ expressive faces fully capture the excitement of Wilcox’s spirited Halloween expedition.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DOWNLOADABLES BELOW - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDownloadables\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"medium-cover\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/were-going-on-a-pumpkin-hunt-cover.jpg?v=1582043555\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/were-going-on-a-pumpkin-hunt-cover-hires.jpg.zip?4251\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Cover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/were-going-on-a-pumpkin-hunt-activity-kit.pdf?v=1586877221\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Activity Kit\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/were-going-on-a-pumpkin-hunt-distance-learning-lesson-kit.pdf?v=1597251105\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Distance Learning Lesson Kit\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - 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Are you? Not me! \u003c\/em\u003eTheir courage holds in the face of creepy night bugs and countless alarming obstacles, but when they meet one scare too many, it's time to hightail it home. Have the night's antics gone too far? No, everyone's cackling with laughter – it's fun to be scared with friends!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA perfect read-aloud for the season of ghosts and ghouls, sure to delight even the most fainthearted among us. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these: \u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/haunted-party\"\u003eHaunted Party\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/products\/alfreds-book-of-monsters\"\u003eAlfred's Book of Monsters\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eWatch the trailer!\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"video\" align=\"center\"\u003e\u003ciframe src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/xg3ks7RZX-w\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture\" allowfullscreen=\"\" width=\"560\" height=\"315\" frameborder=\"0\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"spread\"\u003e\n\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/were-going-on-a-pumpkin-hunt-spread.jpg?v=1582043552\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\n\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMary Hogan Wilcox, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMary Hogan Wilcox hunts for pumpkins (and eats pies) wiht her family in Boston, where she is also a children's book editor. 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This comical, rollicking story is delicious, too, filled with sweetness and autumnal good cheer, buoyed by the pals’ camaraderie. The charming, delicate line illustrations exude good spirits, and they feature lots of activity, nighttime ambiance, and white space. Readers will want to join these good-natured, adorable animals—pig, mole, duck, mouse, rabbit, and squirrel—on their pumpkin-hunting exploits. Even without pumpkin pie, readers will hunt down this delightful Halloween offering.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cb\u003ePublishers Weekly\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFans of the familiar participatory rhyme “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” will want to jump right into the fun of this comforting Halloween version. A passel of animal pals, several sporting simple trick-or-treating costumes, set off on a pumpkin hunt: “Going to find a pumpkin,\/ orange and round.” The sensory trek involves a squeaky gate and some ticklish grass, and then one of the pigs notes, “I see a pumpkin—\/and it sees me!” The spooky sight of a pumpkin-headed scarecrow sends the crew scurrying back to the safety of home, where they put a yummy plan B into play. Munsinger crafts pen, ink, and watercolor compositions with a backdrop of soft blues and purples on a moonlit night, and her animal characters’ expressive faces fully capture the excitement of Wilcox’s spirited Halloween expedition.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DOWNLOADABLES BELOW - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDownloadables\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"medium-cover\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/were-going-on-a-pumpkin-hunt-cover.jpg?v=1582043555\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/were-going-on-a-pumpkin-hunt-cover-hires.jpg.zip?4251\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Cover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/were-going-on-a-pumpkin-hunt-activity-kit.pdf?v=1586877221\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Activity Kit\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/were-going-on-a-pumpkin-hunt-distance-learning-lesson-kit.pdf?v=1597251105\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Distance Learning Lesson Kit\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DETAILS BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDetails\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eEnter format here\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-62354-118-7\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eE-book\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eISBN: \u003cspan\u003e978-1-63289-888-3\u003c\/span\u003e EPUB\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFor information about purchasing E-books, \u003ca title=\"E-book\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/e-books\"\u003eclick here\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAges: 2–5\u003cbr\u003ePage count: 32\u003cbr\u003e11 x 8\u003csup\u003e1\u003c\/sup\u003e\/\u003csub\u003e2\u003c\/sub\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n[\/TABS]"}

We're Going on a Pumpkin Hunt

By: Mary Hogan Wilcox / Illustrated by: Lynn Munsinger

Take youngsters of all scare levels on a bold adventure.

This spooky seasonal rewrite of "We're Going on a Bear Hunt" is just the thing for an atmospheric autumn night! 

Our brave adventurers set out one night to find the biggest pumpkin in town, with one extra-nervous friend in tow. Who's scared? Are you? Not me! Their courage holds in the face of creepy night bugs and countless alarming obstacles, but when they meet one scare too many, it's time to hightail it home. Have the night's antics gone too far? No, everyone's cackling with laughter – it's fun to be scared with friends!

A perfect read-aloud for the season of ghosts and ghouls, sure to delight even the most fainthearted among us. 

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Mary Hogan Wilcox, author

Mary Hogan Wilcox hunts for pumpkins (and eats pies) wiht her family in Boston, where she is also a children's book editor. This is her debut picture book.

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Lynn Munsinger, illustrator

Lynn Munsinger has illustrated more than ninety books for children – bringing Wodney Wat, Tacky the Penguin, a porcupine named Fluffy, the Teeny Tiny Ghost, and Ogden Nash's Custard the Dragon to charming life. She lives in Vermont. 

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Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Going on a pumpkin hunt isn’t for scaredy-cats. No, it’s for six costumed animal pals, on the prowl for the “biggest pumpkin in town” on a dark night. Inspired by the classic We’re Going on a Bear Hunt,this peppy tale also stars an intrepid, adventurous band trekking through a who-knows-what-we’ll-find? landscape. As in that story, some odd noises punctuate the journey past various obstacles. “Are you scared?” asks one or another of the bigger animals of the little mouse along the way, but it professes bravery each time. This hunt is quite the enterprise, involving mountain climbing, walking through grass, tree climbing, rowing, and trumping through a pumpkin patch—where the group encounters…never mind. Beating a hasty retreat, the pals race past all their previous hurdles until they reach home—without stopping to hear something really important a now-laughing mouse wants to tell them. After all their travails, the friends decide the best pumpkin in town is “the yummiest”—in the pie they bake together. This comical, rollicking story is delicious, too, filled with sweetness and autumnal good cheer, buoyed by the pals’ camaraderie. The charming, delicate line illustrations exude good spirits, and they feature lots of activity, nighttime ambiance, and white space. Readers will want to join these good-natured, adorable animals—pig, mole, duck, mouse, rabbit, and squirrel—on their pumpkin-hunting exploits. Even without pumpkin pie, readers will hunt down this delightful Halloween offering.

Publishers Weekly

Fans of the familiar participatory rhyme “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” will want to jump right into the fun of this comforting Halloween version. A passel of animal pals, several sporting simple trick-or-treating costumes, set off on a pumpkin hunt: “Going to find a pumpkin,/ orange and round.” The sensory trek involves a squeaky gate and some ticklish grass, and then one of the pigs notes, “I see a pumpkin—/and it sees me!” The spooky sight of a pumpkin-headed scarecrow sends the crew scurrying back to the safety of home, where they put a yummy plan B into play. Munsinger crafts pen, ink, and watercolor compositions with a backdrop of soft blues and purples on a moonlit night, and her animal characters’ expressive faces fully capture the excitement of Wilcox’s spirited Halloween expedition.

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ISBN: 978-1-62354-118-7

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ISBN: 978-1-63289-888-3 EPUB

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Ages: 2–5
Page count: 32
11 x 81/2

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