The Pumpkin Who was Afraid of the Dark Award-winning author by Michelle Robinson (author) and Mike Byrne (illustrator)

The Pumpkin Who was Afraid of the Dark

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A sweetly spooky Halloween story about a little pumpkin with big fears, by a best-selling picture book duo!The way every pumpkin is meant to behaveis fearless and feisty and spooky and brave.It’s what every pumkpin is brought up to do . . . apart from the littlest pumpkin, named Boo.Boo does NOT like Halloween. She isn’t spooky, she’s small and sweet. And she does NOT like trick-or-treating. Why? Because she’s afraid of the dark. So, when Halloween comes around Boo is especially worried. All the noise, and scary costumes, and people running around in the dark… Boo does not like it one bit! But when she meets a little boy who also shares his fears, Boo realises that perhaps Halloween – and the dark – aren’t quite as scary as she thought. And is Boo ready to shine? You bet she is!Children will love this brilliantly fun picture book – especially those who find Halloween a little bit too spooky!

  • A must-have Halloween gift!
  • Fun and heartfelt story, with brightly-coloured illustrations showing all the fun and magic of halloween
  • Created by award-winning author Michelle Robinson and bestselling illustrator Mike Byrne

Our September 2022 Ages 3-4 Book of the Month

Our book of the month pick for 3+ is The Pumpkin Who Was Afraid of the Dark, a new title from award-winning author Michelle Robinson and perfect for fans of When Jelly Had a Wobble and When Ice Cream Had a Meltdown. This is a super sweet Halloween story about a pumpkin named Boo. Boo does not like Halloween, she isn’t spooky at all and she hates the dark! But when she meets a boy who shares her fears, Boo realises that maybe Halloween isn’t quite as scary as she thought – will this year be Boo’s time to shine?

This is a must-have for Halloween, showing all of the magic and fun the day has to offer. It is particularly great for those children who may find Halloween a bit too spooky, helping to boost their confidence for trick-or-treating! With a funny storyline and bright illustration, this is a great title to get children engaged in reading and is sure to become a firm favourite for when Halloween rolls around.

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Catalogue number

93 in UK Primary January 2024 and 214 in SCB Offer December 2023







Date published

September 1st, 2022

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  • 32 pages



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