The old witch wants a pumpkin pie. First she plants a pumpkin seed. She weeds and waters and waits. A tiny sprout pokes through the ground, and soon a small pumpkin appears. It grows, and it grows some more. When Halloween is only hours away, the witch decides it is finally time to bake the pie. But first she must somehow pull the huge pumpkin off the vine.
With her fun-filled tale, popular children's author Erica Silverman teaches a gentle lesson in friendship and cooperation. Narrator John McDonough's lively portrayal of the old witch and each of her spooky companions will have youngsters laughing out loud.
©1992 Erica Silverman (P)1998 Recorded Books, LLC
I bought this, spent over an hour trying to download it (couldn't be more complicated), only to discover that this is NOT the audio version of The Big Pumpkin as I know it, with the singing, the screeching "drat!" of the witch and the cute little bat's voice. Instead, there is a monotonous, droning reading of the book. Gee thanks.
"Will put you to sleep"
I've heard an audio version of this book that was great, it was a catchy song. However in this particular version the man prnounces every word so slowly that if you try to play it for your child they will probably fall asleep before the end of the secound page, maybe the first sentance if they're actually tired to begin with
I LOVE the story, I bought the adio to go along with the book that I already had. I like the teamwork.
"Narration for this version is horrible."
He was monotone and drab. No child will ever listen to this. I made it through a few lines of the sample and had to turn it off.
Amazing book, horrible voice narration.
"Not the song!!"
Big Pumpkin is one of my favorite Halloween Books of all time, but not this version!
A cure for insomnia. This book is one of my favorites and I love the flow. This was read word by word, obviously so a child could follow along, but all of the joy of the story was left behind by the slow drone of the narrator's voice.
I am extremely disappointed in this recording of the book. I wish that it was available on Audible in the original format sold by Scholastic books years ago!
This is a delightful book for children. I read it to my second grade class and also to a kindergarten class. They were all wide eyed and all smiles through out the whole story. A great Halloween story for children. I also did a reading to a group of women as a program and they thought it was delightful too.
The witch was my favorite character, but all the characters were full of life and played a big role in the story.
The bat was well done by the performer John McDonough, but the whole book was great.
It's big and is mine and it is stuck on the vine.
Thank you for having the book and CD so I could purchase it and get it so quickly.
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