Little Boo (Hardcover)

By Stephen Wunderli, Tim Zeltner (Illustrator)

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), 9780805097085, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 12, 2014

Other Editions of This Title:
Board book (8/9/2016)

List Price: 16.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


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

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