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"Spooktacular"  -- Daily Candy "Savage’s spirited rhymes (no pun intended) make this an ideal readaloud for younger Halloween celebrants."          --Publishers Weekly (starred review)"The landscapes Savage creates… have a softness and gentle humor that will capture the imaginations of young children and add to their anticipation."  --Kirkus Reviews From a sneaky spider to"Spooktacular"  -- Daily Candy "Savage’s spirited rhymes (no pun intended) make this an ideal readaloud for younger Halloween celebrants."          --Publishers Weekly (starred review)"The landscapes Savage creates… have a softness and gentle humor that will capture the imaginations of young children and add to their anticipation."  --Kirkus Reviews From a sneaky spider to a ghostly chef to a sly mummy and crafty witch, join your favorite spooky creatures as ten orange pumpkins disappear in a countdown to a Halloween surprise. Bright, bold, and fun, Ten Orange Pumpkins is a perfect read-aloud and is sure to capture the imagination of the littlest trick-or-treaters.  ...

Title : Ten Orange Pumpkins: A Counting Book
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ISBN : 9780803739383
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 48 Pages
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Ten Orange Pumpkins: A Counting Book Reviews

  • Calista
    2019-04-18 23:50

    Amazing pictures. The niece and nephew were very excited about this book. They loved the story. It is a fun like counting story. Perfect for the Holiday season. You can't go wrong with this one. Not scary, just sets a mood.

  • The Library Lady
    2019-03-29 19:02

    Liked this book so much that when I realized I couldn't get my library copy in time for Halloween story hours, I bought my own on Amazon. Does that tell you something?The text rhymes and is beautifully rhythmic--sad that I have to marvel at that, isn't it? The artwork here is incredibly striking--bold and clean and simple. It looks a great deal like the work of Donald Crews--and I mean it in a good way. It is so simple that my ten dancing thumbs yearn to turn it into a flannelboard--but it's so lovely as a book, why on earth would anyone do that?Watch--guarantee you that some sweet misguided young children's librarian out there will do it by next year...I know the kids are going to enjoy this book and I wish someone on the Caldecott committee would take notice of it. It may be a Halloween book, but it would be a treat to read this any time of the year.

  • Shannon
    2019-04-14 15:58

    Probably one of my favorite counting books, AND one of my favorite recent holiday books.

  • Katy
    2019-04-01 22:56

    Good storytime option. In addition to involving counting, it has a lot of opportunity to engage the kids with questions or moments where they can anticipate what will happen next.

  • Bridget Neace
    2019-03-27 00:12

    Super-cute Halloween/counting book. :)

  • GwendeLynn
    2019-04-04 17:02

    Ten Orange Pumpkins was a very simplistic book about ten pumpkins on the night of Halloween. On each subsequent page the pumpkins encounhter a motif of holiday and something happens to decrease the number of pumpkins by one. This continues until all pumpkins are gone, ending with the last one as a Jack-o-lantern.I first chose this book because I inferred that it would have something to do with my favorite holiday, Halloween. I was correct, however instead of making me like this book more the theme really did not change my view of the book. I liked the illustrations, they were clean, colorful, and matched the text. The text however, was not my favorite. It was simple, and had a slightly off putting flow that I just did not care for. I would recommend this book for Pre-K, K, and those students at the Emeregent Counting stage of Early Arithmetic Learning (SEAL). It helps the students to be able to count visible items, which gives them practice coordinating number words with items.

  • Sara Stelmach
    2019-03-19 15:52

    The picture book “Ten Halloween Pumpkins” by Stephen Savage is a great Halloween themed counting book. This book counts down 10 spooky halloween situations starting with 10. There are pages with witches, ghosts, spiders, black cats, and pumpkins. After each page one disappears in till there is just one Halloween pumpkin. The illustrations are bold but also simple. Savage uses Halloween colors as a theme. Specifically, he uses dark blue, black, purple, and of course orange. These colors create a great contrast.This book would be great to read aloud during halloween time in the classroom and would be great as a reinforcement of learning to count to 10. I would recommend this book for preschool and kindergarten students.

  • Amber Bush
    2019-04-10 23:53

    Savage, S. (2013). Ten Orange Pumpkins: A Counting Book. Dial.Picture Book LogCounting/2014 ALSC Notable Children's Book ListThis picture book is a Halloween-based counting book that combines the use of festive elements and an easy to read concept. From witches and ghosts to of course, pumpkins, it allows students to become excited about reading; they may not even realize that they are learning too! Not only does this book reinforce the concept of counting to ten, but goes beyond that and measures students ability to count down from ten.I loved this book. I think it is a great, engaging way to use texts that are educational, fun, and festive at the same time. The illustrations are perfectly created to be bold and eerie in nature and also doesn’t overwhelm the reader. I would love to use this book in my classroom obviously around October. It would be great to get young students to practice seeing the numbers 1-10 and helping solidify their schema for counting. You could easily extend this project for older students by having them create a sequel and have them do 11-20 and illustrate their own stories. I had a lot of fun reading this and have bought this one to add to my collection as well!

  • Storywraps
    2019-03-26 21:45

    Kids everywhere love to read and to count. This fabulous book will get them counting to ten as well as get them into the Hallowe'en spirit. Simplicity is the key to this book's success. The bold, colourful, clean-line illustrations, done with silhouettes, and sporting traditional Hallowe'en colours, are simply spooktacular. Familiar characters who emerge to celebrate this special day are featured: ghosts, bats, witches, mummy's, scarecrows and more. Kids can follow the inquisitive black cat as he roams from page to page observing the disappearance of those big orange balls. Pumpkins are going missing. The question is how? The fun is turning to the next page to see who the culprit is who is making them vanish (sometimes even into thin air.) A stack of pumpkins are visually (and intentionally) positioned so your little one can count them as they dwindle down from 10 to one. Poof! Gone! Counting has never been so much fun and your child will enjoy the theme as it is not portrayed in a scary way but in such a way to make smiles and anticipation of that big night happen. Highly recommended to add to your Hallowe'en book collection.

  • JUNE BENGOETXEA
    2019-04-17 20:55

    TEN ORANGE PUMPKINS is a nice counting picture-book written by Stephen Savage. It is a Halloween story where at the beginning there are ten pumpkins and one by one they go disappearing until there in only one and this is the Halloween Pumpkin. The characters that take the pumpkins all of them are related to Halloween, ghosts, spiders, black cats etc.I usually prefer other type of pictures, which more realistic, but I have to say that I like so much this ones. The colors that Savage has used are perfect for Halloween; dark blue, purple, orange, black … And the contrast between these colors and the shapes is fantastic. About the text I have to say that it is nice because he uses rhymes with the numbers, and this makes the text more dynamic and easy to read it aloud.I think that I would use this book in class with children of 4- 6 years old, for example, as one part of a project to learn counting until 20; this book can be the starting point. And of course I would use it in October.

  • Asho
    2019-04-08 23:02

    This book was sitting on the New Picture Books shelf at our library last week, and my almost-three-year-old son was drawn to it like a moth to a flame. He made me read it to him right there in the library, and even though I enjoyed it I put it on the re-shelve cart when we were done because, well, it's January. It's not the season for a Halloween book. But an hour later when it was time to leave my son piped up, "Where's the pumpkin book I'm taking home?" So we checked it out and have read it at bedtime several times over the past week.Each time we read it I find more to like about it. The illustrations are bold and strikingly simple. I especially love the use of silhouettes, which gives everything an appropriately spooky Halloween feel without being scary. My son quickly figured out that the black cat appears on each page and enjoys pointing her out. The rhyming text is great, too. The rhythm is perfect. This book now rivals Rattlebone Rock as my Halloween favorite.I highly recommend this as a Halloween book...or, you know, a book to enjoy in late-January. That works, too!

  • Akaul002odu.edu
    2019-04-11 23:48

    1. Genre and age: Fiction counting picture book, grades K-12. Summary: Ten orange pumpkins are present on All Hallows Day and one by one, a pumpkin vanishes on each page.3. Curriculum: I can definitely see this picture book being used in a whole-classroom setting where the teacher is reading to the students on the carpet, and students are taking turns counting how many pumpkins there are.4. Reaction: I like the consistency of each page turn where one less pumpkin exists, the entrance of new Halloween characters after a pumpkin vanishes, and the subtle rhythm and rhyme.5. Illustrations: The colors in Ten Orange Pumpkins: A Counting Book are definitely Halloween-themed, with bright orange pumpkins displayed clearly for children to count. The lines within the illustrations are clean and the Halloween feeling is felt on every page.

  • Jessica Hughes
    2019-03-24 15:55

    Counting: Ten Orange Pumpkins is a festive book that tells how each of the pumpkins are taken away one by one during the night. Different Halloween characters take pumpkins away over time, such as a mummy and a witch that uses one in a potion. I love the simple rhyming lines of the book and how the numbers are always emphasized with large, bold print. I also like how the last pumpkin is used to create a beautiful jack-o-lantern that lights up the night with a happy ending. The digital illustrations are very simple with crisp, bold lines and colors that allow the bright orange pumpkins to stand out on the page for the reader. I would recommend this book for children ages 3-5 to help them with their beginning counting skills. It would be easy for them to count the pumpkins on each page and find the new number on the page after each pumpkin goes missing. Also, this book is the perfect story to get children in the mood for fun fall activities and trick-or-treating during Halloween.

  • Melissa
    2019-04-15 17:58

    Savage, S. (2013). Ten Orange Pumpkins: A counting book. New York: Penguin Group.Concept Book2014 ALSC Notable Children's Book ListIn this bright and fun counting book, it's Halloween time and the pumpkins are out. The story starts out with ten pumpkins. But with all sorts of silly creatures coming out to help themselves to the pumpkins by the end there is only one left. What a delightful and amusing countdown book that students will love to read at Halloween time! This would be a cute book to use with younger grades like Pre-Kindergarten through 1st grade when teaching counting from 1 to 10 and back again! The illustrations use just the right combination of colors for Halloween: orange, black, white, green and even purple and blue. I enjoyed reading the book and it helps the reader with counting numbers and gets them in the mood for tricks or treats!

  • Amanda
    2019-04-19 22:50

    4.5, because I found the bold illustrations perfect for a counting book, and loved the way the color schemes on each spread make the black silhouettes and bright orange pumpkins really pop.(view spoiler)[ The copyright page includes the disclaimer that "No pumpkins were harmed in the making of this book." And watch for the cat's movements on each spread as well. The font color/size/style is appropriate for young readers, so I only dock the half-point because I find it distracting when there's a forced heaven/seven rhyme. Treats and tricks/six, old oak tree/three, witches' brew/two - nearly every other rhyme connects with the theme (skillful and necessary in book with so few words), and then along comes stale old heaven/seven.(hide spoiler)] If you aren't spooked by spiders or wigged out by witches I highly recommend picking this one up for the Halloween season.

  • Kayla Dunbar
    2019-04-19 19:52

    Two Orange Pumpkins is a well written counting book that makes learning how to count to ten fun. It uses different aspects of Halloween to make each number interesting. The book starts off with ten pumpkins. As the book progresses different Halloween type creatures. These creatures start to take the pumpkins and we are gradually left with one. This book incorporates Halloween without being scary. Stephen Savage does an great job of making counting fun for our students. The illustrations are also done very well. While they are simple and very much so animated they are still engaging and interesting to look at. The illustrations help the story of these ten pumpkins move along. Over all this was a very good picture counting book for students.

  • Mary Ann
    2019-03-28 16:53

    Ten orange pumpkins start the night stacked neatly on hay bales outside the farmer's house, but one by one they disappear. Savage combines bold illustrations with rhythmic rhyming text, giving young readers just enough clues that they can figure out what happens to each pumpkin. I especially love his striking use of silhouettes--they are creepy and dramatic, yet they are simple and straightforward. Look how effectively Savage uses the page to hook young readers. They'll love counting the pumpkins and figuring out where the missing one went. Here's a great example that there are so many details in the illustrations that kids can add many layers to the story beyond the text.

  • Vivian
    2019-04-09 23:08

    This works GREAT with a group of pre-school children.Bold colors against silhouettes, three lines of text every other page followed by one line of text every other page. Lots of expletives to invite the children to repeat with you (such as 'yikes', 'hah!', 'flash!', 'boo!', 'splash!', 'arrr!', 'whoosh!', 'poof!', and 'gasp!'. Our story performers had the kids do actions along with them, making this a very engaging book. It ends with the phrase "Happy Halloween!" which the kids love saying with you.

  • Janet
    2019-04-05 20:11

    WOW!! I am in love with the effect the illustrations create in this Halloween title. As for as the counting aspect it is there, but this is not a counting title. Although a number of colors are used in the illustrations, the predominate use of black silhouettes with the pops of the orange pumpkins as well as white seen in the ghost and in eyes is stunning! Would love using this with an audience older than preschoolers. This is not a title that is about a beginning to end story line, just spooky happenings on Halloween.

  • Kory Bootsma
    2019-04-03 16:11

    Ten Orange Pumpkins is a Halloween story that counts down from ten to teach children about numbers. Starting out with ten pumpkins, pumpkins slowly "disappear" by either being stolen by a pirate, struck by lightening, or added to a "pot of witch's brew" (including many others)! With every turn of the page, children can count the new amount of pumpkins which in turn, reinforces number literacy. The illustrations are extremely captivating and the rhyme schemes are witty and engaging, delighting both parents and children alike. Highly recommended for preschool aged children.

  • Dakotah Sporing
    2019-04-03 15:48

    This is a classic counting book that also uses rhyming and theme very well throughout the book and would be an excellent book to use for teaching counting in a different way. this book is a normal counting book with added rhyming and theme in it. I chose this book for the theme and the content it covers.

  • Vicki
    2019-04-10 21:06

    WOW! This is one of my favorite read alouds in a long time! A fantastic counting/countdown book with clever illustrations of black, orange, and white which add a mysterious feel to the aire of Halloween.With its rhyming text, it will be great to share with a group. This will be one of my favorite Halloween go to books.

  • Jade Detzer
    2019-04-06 20:12

    This book has a Halloween feel to it but the Halloween figures (ghosts, witches, etc) have friendly, smiling faces and are not scary whatsoever. This book is perfect for the fall and counting with younger students. It is a predictable book, the pumpkins decrease by one every page. It can be used for a review math lesson.

  • Mary
    2019-04-15 15:53

    This is a good Halloween counting book - colored in black and orange, it makes for a spooky adventure counting down from 10 to 1. Just know that the word Halloween is used at the end, so if you don't celebrate Halloween or read to a school that does not celebrate it, you may need to sensor that last part (which might be hard to do as the whole book is written in rhyme).

  • Olivia Kelly
    2019-03-25 20:57

    This would obviously be a wonderful book to read to a classroom around Halloween and in the fall. Ten Orange Pumpkins go through a series of wicked and spooky scenarios in which one is lost each time. The colors are very seasonal and the style of illustration I feel works perfectly alongside the text, adding to the feel of the story. Highly recommended for Preschool-1st grade.

  • Kelley Bennett
    2019-04-09 16:47

    Although this book has a witch, skeletons and a ghost they aren't very scary at all. This is a good beginner's book. It counts down from 10 pumpkins to one pumpkin and the illustrations are really neat. They remind me of color-blocking with not a lot of detail so I don't think it would scare any of the students regardless of the age. I would definitely read this to a younger class at Halloween.

  • Diane
    2019-03-19 21:15

    "No pumpkins were harmed in the making of this book." A simple counting book where pumpkins disappear one at a time, taken by a cast of Halloween characters including witches, spiders, owls, pirates, ghosts and more.Bright, vivid illustrations will make this a "children's choice."

  • RC
    2019-04-14 23:55

    Ten Orange Pumpkins is a delightful counting story that will delight and spook young readers. Readers will enjoy counting the pumpkins one disappears with each page, finding the cat on each page, seeing the different Halloween characters and waiting for the surprise at the end!

  • Cathy
    2019-04-15 16:01

    Great silhoutte pictures as the orange pumpkins "mysteriously" disappear. The younger kids loved counting down at each page. We went back through and looked at what the cat was doing in each picture. Good fun!

  • Marissa Elera
    2019-03-26 20:48

    Nice art, good for storytime. Perhaps it was because I wasn't reading it aloud the first time I picked up this book, but it took me nearly til the end to identify what they were trying to do with the rhyme scheme.