Last October Jude saw a preview for Spookley the Square Pumpkin, unfortunately we didn’t have a DVR last year so we weren’t able to watch Spookley. I looked for it at the store but couldn’t find it (I probably didn’t look all that hard because I WAS 41 weeks pregnant and all). But that didn’t stop Jude from talking about it ALL. YEAR. LONG. Just when I thought he’d forgotten about Spookley he’d bring it up.
So when I received a copy of Spookley the Square Pumpkin to review I let Jude open the package and WOAH! You would have thought it was Christmas morning. Immediately he wanted to watch it, so we did (cause I’m an awesome mom like that!).
Based on the book, The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin by Joe Troiano, Spookley the Square Pumpkin has just been released on DVD with a special bonus disc featuring music and 5 video picture books.
In a world where “the only good pumpkins are round pumpkins,” Spookley the Square Pumpkin is often teased by others because of his square shape. Soon Spookley is befriended by Edgar, Allan and Poe, three hilarious spiders who convince him that, square or not, he has a right to be the “Pick of the Patch” on Halloween. Could a square pumpkin really be the “Pick of the Patch”? Not if mean round pumpkins Big Tom and Little Tom can help it. These two bullies tease and taunt Spookley because of his square roots.
Kindly Jack Scarecrow and his bat sidekicks, Boris and Bella, encourage Spookley to keep striving for “Pick of the Patch”, but he isn’t sure he has what it takes until one scary day when a mighty storm threatens his home. As the storm rolls the round pumpkins across the patch towards a raging river, Spookley’s square shape helps him save the day.
I love that Spookley teaches children that it’s OK to be different and to be kind to those that are different.
That’s why Spookley is the official spokespumpkin for National Bullying Prevention Month through a partnership with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center
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