Kid’s Book Review: 20 Pumpkins at Bedtime

Kid’s Book Review: 20 Pumpkins at Bedtime

About the Book and Author and Illustrator

A spookily fun count-to-twenty picture book for reading out loud with young children, especially in the Autumn.

Mark Sperring author

Mark Sperring studied at Bath Academy of Art and Camberwell College of Art before working as a printer and a bookseller, and later becoming a children’s book author.

Tim Budgen has a real passion for character design and storytelling. His illustration work has been described as ‘story telling with whimsical charm, warmth and humour’ and he’d like to think that is pretty true! To date, he has illustrated over 50 children’s books. Please visit his website to find out more about his work.


Book Review

The funny pumpkin is the best, that's a Dad joke

Mum says:

This is a brilliant book to read aloud. Evan so enjoyed it that by the second reading he was singing the story.

He definitely loved all the pictures and they kept him going back to the pages just to look at them and make up more stories about each pumpkin character.
This was a fun book to explore together with me reading and Evan counting but it was also simple enough that he could read it alone.

The words used were perfect for an early reader and the page layout made everything very clear to read.
This is now a firm bedtime favourite and Evan often picks it up just because he wants to do some counting.

To summarise: A fun book for all ages to share, especially 3 – 5 years early readers.

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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Evan
  • Age: 5 years
  • Likes: Mr Bean, dancing and riding my scooter
  • Dislikes: onions and bedtime
  • Favourite TV Show: Mr Bean
  • Favourite Book: Dinosaurumpus by Tony Mitton