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Peter Spit a Seed at Sue Hardcover – June 12, 2008

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Press the yellow dot on the cover of this book, follow the instructions within, and embark upon a magical journey. Each page instructs the reader to press the dots, shake the pages, tilt the book, and who knows what will happen next. Hardcover | More for ages 3-5

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PreSchool-Grade 3—Four bored children visit a man selling watermelon slices from his truck, dig into them, and soon begin slurping and spitting, leading the way for the rest of the town to follow suit. When the mayor appears and it seems the game is off, she surprises everyone and ups the ante—by throwing pies! The rhyming verse is easy to read aloud, and Manders's cartoon depictions of the townspeople provide just the right sense of fun. Though this silly story depends a little too heavily on one repetitive action to move the plot along, it can be used to supplement summer-story collections. Pair it with Kathi Appelt's Watermelon Day (Holt, 1996) and Lisa Moser's Watermelon Wishes (Clarion, 2006) for a juicy hot-weather treat.—Lisa Egly Lehmuller, St. Patrick's Catholic School, Charlotte, NC
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This slapstick farce bounces along in rollicking rhyme...Light as a pie and sweet as melon. -- Kirkus

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Lexile Measure: 670L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Viking Juvenile (June 12, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0670063096
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670063093
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 0.4 x 10.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,125,609 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on September 7, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Jackie French Koller's PETER SPIT A SEED AT SUE enjoys oversized, fun drawings by John Manders as it tells of four friends who begin a watermelon seed-spitting adventure involving everyone in town - until the mayor puts a stop to it. Read-aloud text and hilarious drawings will reach ages 3 and older with a zany story line.
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By Tammy on June 14, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Both my boys (ages 4 & 8) thought this was a silly book. Probably because they are boys and this book involves spitting! They thought it was funny to see so many different people join in on the fun, including a police man!

When the mayor shows up and booms "Enough! Just look around! What have you DONE to our poor town?" it looks like everyone will be in trouble. Everyone slumps their shoulders and puts their heads down but just then the baker walks by with his cart full of pies. The mayor grabbed a whipped-cream pie and let it fly which then started a pie fit instead of spitting more watermelon seeds.
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By kdgn on December 7, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Good overall book to add to your classroom library. Good read-aloud for classroom use. Pictures are full of detail. Children are able to see the pictures and comprehend what the story is about.
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By happy mom on January 22, 2011
Format: Hardcover
This is a cute story and a lot of fun to read! My daughter loves it and so do I. I don't even need to look at the book anymore to "read" the story! I highly recommend it!
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My daughter and I both really enjoy this book. The art is fun and the story is very cute. LOL...it might encourage a seed fight though so be prepaired...;)
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