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“This delightful Halloween-themed counting book introduces Mr. Pumpkin’s monstrous guests one by one as they arrive with their delectable contributions to his tea party. Soft and humorous illustrations with just the right amount of spookiness will surely make this a seasonal favorite.”
— Betsy Covert, The Toadstool Bookshop - Keene, Keene, NH
“There’s a party at Mr. Pumpkin’s tonight. A banquet with friends in the autumn twilight. And at this soiree we’ll see and we’ll find ghoulish delights of every kind.” You are cordially invited to Mr. Pumpkin’s Tea Party—a delightfully quirky twist on a counting book, incorporating gorgeous, deep-hued watercolor illustrations, as well as spooky elements and unique characters at an unexpectedly charming tea party. A perfect read for when there is a crisp chill in the air.
About the Author
Erin Barker is an author and illustrator who loves Swedish Fish, rollerblading, and making up weird characters for her stories. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, and this is her first picture book.
"Barker’s illustrations are a delight, the spooky details softened by a cartoonish treatment and soft color palette; nothing here is threatening or too scary." —Kirkus Reviews
"The guest list may seem spooky with a skeleton, wolf, spider, and swamp monster in attendance, but Mr. Pumpkin’s tea party is a frightfully elegant affair." —Foreword Reviews