TITLE: THE WATERMELON SEED
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR: Greg Pizzoli
PUBLISHER: Disney Hyperion Books/2013
OPENING LINES: I love watermelon! CHOMP! CHOMP! CHOMP! It’s the best
Crocodile sure loves watermelon. Every meal of the day. But . . . when he accidentally swallows a seed, he worries about all the things that will happen to him. Will a watermelon patch grow inside his tummy? Will he turn pink? You’ll have to read to find out! I will tell you that I can’t get enough of this book. I love looking at the bright illustrations (including seed-dotted end papers and – bonus - peek under the jacket cover to reveal a watermelon rind!). Croc’s expressions perfectly convey his rollercoaster emotions. Pizolli’s use of humor, suspense, lovable character voice, relatable topic and large, bright illustrations make this a great read-aloud. No wonder it won a Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss) award! If you are lucky enough to meet the author (as I have), and ask him to sign your copy, he might even draw Croc eating a slice of watermelon on the title page. Thanks, Greg!
This is a very important day, indeed. Let’s celebrate by eating a big, juicy slice of watermelon while reading a book! Just be careful not to drip on the pages. What book, you ask? THE WATERMELON SEED, of course!
Heather is a busy wife and mom of five rambunctious children and one lovable pup They all provide lots of distractions, but oodles of inspiration. Sometimes the pictures and ideas in her head turn into children's stories. Sometimes her daydreams end up here.