For those of you disappointed by the taming of Halloween's goriest traditions, here's a full-color guide to pumpkin carving that's truly scary. Based on the popular website ExtremePumpkins.com, it features 20 outrageous jack-o'-lanterns, from the creator's signature Puking Pumpkin to the cover image, Cannibal Pumpkin. Other gruesome pumpkins include:
o Brain-Surgery Pumpkin o Worm-Infested Pumpkin o Satanic Pumpkin o Roadkill-Eating Pumpkin o Burger Pumpkin o Electrocuted Pumpkin
Each project is accompanied by a gag-inducing photograph, plus helpful step-by-step instructions for carving the pumpkin of your dreams--or nightmares. Get ready to be the coolest (and creepiest) pumpkin-carver on the block.
Tom Nardone is the founder of ExtremePumpkins.com, an alternative pumpkincarving website with a large and largely deranged following. Extreme Pumpkins is a national bestseller that landed him on Live with Regis & Kelly (click on this link to watch the video on YouTube), Good Morning America Weekend (click on this link to watch the video on YouTube), and MTV's TRL (they are still removing the pumpkin pulp from their studios). He lives in the suburbs of Detroit with his wife and three kids where he runs an Internet company.
* This book is a Parody and has not been prepared, approved, or authorized by the creators or producers of the Highlights for Children magazine.