The expert: Laura Ford, children’s librarian at Falmouth Public Library.
The book: “The Vanishing Pumpkin” by Tony Johnston
“With an 800-year-old man and a 700-year-old woman, this book is perfect for using customized voices,” wrote Ford. “It’s repetitive enough that children can join in on the refrain, and it has a very rich vocabulary. Tons of fun to read aloud, and when I’m having fun, my audience has fun!”