Little Boo (Hardcover)

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By Stephen Wunderli, Tim Zeltner (Illustrator)
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Beautifully illustrated story of a little pumpkin seed who wants to be scary. As a little seed, no one is scarred of him, even when he yells "boo", but the wind tells him "just wait". As the seasons pass, the seed grows into a vine, then a big pumpkin, and then - Boo! A scary Jack-o-lantern! Cute story, with a nice look of the seasons. — Leah Moore

Little Boo is a seed that wants to be scary. But it isn't until he grows into a pumpkin and a special holiday arrives that he gets his chance! The not-so-scary illustrations of Tim Zeltner compliment the delicious text of Stephen Wunderli. — Jeanette


The leaves fall, the wind blows, and one little pumpkin seed tries and tries to be scary. But he doesn't scare anyone . . . not the snowflakes in winter, not the bees in spring, not even the watering can!

The wind tells him to be patient—he'll be scary soon enough. But waiting is hard. Will the little seed ever be really, truly scary?

This simple story is more than a fun Halloween read—it is a heartwarming tale perfect for any child who can't wait to grow up.

About the Author

STEPHEN WUNDERLI, author of The Blue Between the Clouds, lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with his wife and four children.

Tim Zeltner’s award-winning artwork is largely inspired by the landscape of the Delaware Valley, where he grew up. His illustrations feature a unique combination of layered paint, glazes, and stains on wood. His favorite holiday is Halloween, and he lives in Toronto with his wife, Jackie, and dog, Jessie.

Praise For…

Little Boo will make a good supplement to Halloween collections.” —School Library Journal

“Wunderli's new take on the life cycle of a seed works well as a metaphor for a young child's desire to grow . . . Remember to share this at harvest and Halloween time for a fresh and wonderfully tame autumn tale.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Wunderli's tender story offers a lyrical take on the holiday, entwined with an impatience to grow up that many young readers will easily identify with.” —Publisher's Weekly

Product Details
ISBN: 9780805097085
ISBN-10: 0805097082
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication Date: August 12th, 2014
Pages: 32
Language: English
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