Mrs. McMurphy's Pumpkin (Hardcover)

By Rick Walton, Delana Bettoli (Illustrator)

HarperFestival, 9780060534097, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2004



One morning, a few days before Halloween, Mrs. McMurphy wakes up to find a large pumpkin by her front door. "My mouth is here. I speak to you. When my teeth are here, I'll eat you!" it says with a mischievous grin. Unafraid, Mrs. McMurphy politely places the threatening squash outside. But day after day the pumpkin returns to make good on its promise!