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Mr. Pumpkin’s Tea Party 

“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 counting book with gorgeous watercolor illustrations. Spooky elements and characters of lore are all in attendance for this unexpectedly charming tea party. Won’t you join us for Mr. Pumpkin’s Tea Party? A perfect read for when there is a crisp chill in the air.


"Barker’s illustrations are a delight..." - Kirkus Reviews

“Rhyming verses and watercolor artwork show each party goer as a glowing sunset makes way for the rising moon. Count from one to thirteen as haunting, lovely ladies and gentlemen of lore and legend arrive with refreshments and decorations befitting a late autumn evening of fun and friendship.” -Foreword Reviews

“Formal wear (Baron Laguna sports a bowtie), tidy tea etiquette, and delicious homemade goodies—Mr. Pumpkin’s berry-topped cake, Lord Wolfington’s scones—portray this Halloween celebration as a quiet, stylish gathering framed by the counting sequence and the rhyming lines. Just right for fear-averse Halloween revelers.” -Publishers Weekly

A Fall 2019 Kids’ Indie Next List Pick: “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, NH

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Publication Information

List Price: $17.99
ISBN: 978-1-936669-77-6
Publication Date: September 2019
Format: Hardcover
Dimensions: 8" x 8"
Page Count: 32
Ages: 4-8

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About the Author and Illustrator: 

Erin Barker is an author and illustrator who loves Swedish Fish, rollerblading, and making up weird characters for her stories. She lives in Cincinnati, OH, and Mr. Pumpkin’s Tea Party is her first picture book.

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