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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.
Stephen Wunderli and his wife, Jennifer, live in Holladay, Utah, with their six kids, six grandkids, pumpkins, and covey of backyard quail. Stephen is widely traveled and has worked in nonprofit communications and organizational training as part of his ongoing belief in helping others.
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.