I’m taking part in a blog tour today to introduce you to the new picture book From Dark to Light written by young 12-year-old author, Isabella Murphy. I’m always keen to introduce my 7 year old son to new authors and with Halloween approaching fast, a book involving a little boy pumpkin named Pumpker sounded like a good way to combine the two ideas.
We meet Pumpker as a tiny pumpkin seed, sown along with his sisters Plumpalicious and Plumpilina by Mrs Smith, the farmer’s wife.
Poor Pumpker feels lonely as he has nothing in common with his sisters and he’s scared of the dark soil cave he finds himself in. We follow the story of From Dark to Light as the little pumpkin seed grows and finally he reaches the sunlight as a seedling. Growing ever larger, Pumpkin realises that to be truly happy he wants to find a family who will love him.
From Dark to Light is a charming tale, perfect for the pumpkin picking season ahead of Halloween. Will Pumpker get his wish? He wants to become a plump pumpkin, picked out by a family who will carve him and display him in their garden on Halloween.
It’s a lovely read that children will enjoy, and my son is already now asking when we will be preparing our pumpkin for the big day! I’ve included my Amazon Affiliate link below if you fancy reading this book with the kids yourself.
You can follow this blog tour tomorrow over on San Francisco Moms blog.
disclosure: we were sent this item in exchange for an honest review
We’ve teamed up with Pink Umbrella Books to offer you the chance to win From Light to Dark for yourselves along with a lovely mug. Complete the Gleam form below – good luck!
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Once a winner is randomly picked, I will check if the winner has done what was requested and I will contact them, if they do not reply within one week, the prize will be allocated to another person. We cannot guarantee that the prize will arrive in time for Halloween.
The giveaway will close on 25th October 2017 at midnight.
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