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Duck, Duck, Dinosaur: Perfect Pumpkin

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Ducklings Feather and Flap, along with their unlikely brother Spike (a big green dinosaur), are searching for the perfect pumpkin. Feather and Flap find pumpkins but Spike’s notions of what to do with them (jumping, bowling, and juggling) result in squashed pumpkins. Finally, the ducklings suggest decorating the pumpkins, but Spike’s remorse at his ungainly ways gives Mama Duck an idea for the ruined ones—pumpkin pie!—and all ends well.

Page turns work effectively to build momentum and humor in this fall story that’s perfect for beginning readers. Bright, digital illustrations on a white background are paired with simple sentences and vocabulary. With repeated phrasing and cheerful characters, the title provides a positive platform for burgeoning readers.VERDICT Simple sentences, good formatting and appealing characters make this a solid seasonal early reader addition.

Duck, Duck, Dinosaur: Perfect Pumpkin

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