Signing & Drawing Demonstration with Illustrator Doug Cushman - Pumpkin Time

Join us for an afternoon of fun with Doug Cushman, as he presents a drawing demonstration while discussing his newly illustrated book, Pumpkin Time written by Erzsi Deak on Saturday, October 11th at 4pm!

Evy is so preoccupied by gardening that she fails to notice a series strange happenings taking place around her. Cows parade down the street in fancy hats that seem like Easter bonnets, donkeys sail through the sky in sailboats, pigs dance around a maypole, and chickens, rabbits and pigs play badminton. What was Evy doing? Evy is so focused on watching her garden grow that she misses all the silliness going on around her. But after Evy's spent all year taking care of her garden, everyone's invited to pumpkin time!

A celebration of gardening and the harvest, Pumpkin Time is a fun book to read aloud. Celebrating all there is to love about fall, gardening, and pumpkins, Pumpkin Time shows the stages of raising pumpkins as it follows the life cycle of a pumpkin. The book asks questions that children can either answer or look in the back to find the answer. Pumpkin Time includes recipes at the back of the book which are easy for children to follow and make.


Doug Cushman was born in Springfield, Ohio and moved to Connecticut when he was 13 years old. While in high school he created comic books lampooning his teachers, selling them to my classmates for a nickel each.

Since 1978, Doug has illustrated and/or written over 125 books for children and collected numerous honors including a Reuben Award for Book Illustration from the National Cartoonists Society, New York Times Children's Books Best Sellers, the New York Public Library's Best 100 Books of 2000, and a 2009 California Young Readers medal.

Doug is the creator of many favorite mystery stories for young readers featuring such memorable heroes as the intrepid Aunt Eater, the grasshopper gumshoe Inspector Hopper, and the ace reporter Dirk Bones. He has also illustrated many books written by other authors, including Jack Prelutsky's What a Day It Was at School!

He enjoys painting, playing guitar and cooking. He lives in Paris, France.


This event is free and open to the public.

Event date: 
Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
2 Green Hill Road
Washington Depot, CT 06794
Pumpkin Time! Cover Image
By Erzsi Deak, Doug Cushman (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781402295263
Availability: Special Order
Published: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky - July 2014