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Five Little Pumpkins

Illustrated by Vanja Kragulj
Published by Silver Dolphin Books
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

This hands-on, interactive book features a classic Halloween rhyme and pumpkin pieces that disappear with each turn of the page!

Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate,
The first one said, “Oh my, it’s getting late...
Get in the Halloween spirit with Five Little Pumpkins! This board book features a classic Halloween song paired with soft, raised pumpkin pieces that gradually disappear as you turn the pages. Little ones will love reciting the rhyme while watching each pumpkin disappear in this tactile reading experience.

Vanja Kragulj is a Canadian illustrator and graphic designer originally from the former Yugoslavia. She studied visual communications design at Alberta University of the Arts and initially started out as an illustrator and graphic designer for children’s fashion in Montreal, Quebec. Since then, she has worked as a freelance graphic designer and illustrator on projects ranging from children’s product design, environmental graphics design, commercial illustration, public art and children’s publishing. Vanja’s work is very much inspired by her graphic design background, so composition, color and pattern are key, with a sprinkle of whimsy. She is passionate about creating work that is fun and colorful and adds beauty to the world. When she’s not illustrating, Vanja teaches children and adult illustration workshops and is a regular visitor to the local library children’s book section. She lives with her son Jun, husband Kenji, and their miniature husky, Hero, in Calgary.