|"One day in the pumpkin patch the strangest little pumpkin hatched..." and Halloween on Holiday Hill Farm would never be the same.
In a world where "The only good pumpkins are round pumpkins!" SPOOKLEY THE SQUARE PUMPKIN is "a mistake, a freak of nature, a Ö weed!" Shunned by the other pumpkins because of his odd shape, Spookley is befriended by Edgar, Allan, and Poe, three hilarious spiders, who convince Spookley that square or not, he is a pumpkin and every pumpkin has a right to be the "Pick of the Patch" on Halloween.
"A square pumpkin the "Pick of the Patch?" Not if Big Tom and Little Tom can help it. These two bullies use every trick imaginable to cause Spookley to suffer one humiliating defeat after another. Encouraged to continue by kindly Jack the Scarecrow and his bat sidekicks, Boris and Bella, Spookley continues on his quest, but isnít sure he has what it takes until a mighty storm threatens to destroy the entire patch. As the storm rages, Spookley watches the round pumpkins blow uncontrollably across the patch towards a raging river, and realizes "itís fine to be round while the weather is fair, but there are times itís better to be a square!"