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The Watermelon Seed Hardcover – May 14, 2013

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PreS-Gr 1-Children will love this hilarious book. Crocodile has devoured watermelon since babyhood and eats it every chance he gets. One day, however, he swallows a seed. This sends him into a panic. Will it grow inside him and come out of his ears? Will he grow larger and turn pink? The poor crocodile is so worried until he burps up the seed. He vows to never eat watermelon again, but will he be able to resist? The illustrations of the reptile's fear about what might happen to him are very funny and the oversize font on those pages reinforces the emotion in the story. The artwork was created by screen print in pink, green, black, and brown. This simplicity allows readers to fully appreciate the changes in the croc's facial expressions, which artfully contribute to the humor. The story has broad appeal, making it a great first purchase.-Amy Shepherd, St. Anne's Episcopal School, Middleton, DEα(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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The story is as old as time. Crocodile meets watermelon. Crocodile adores watermelon. Crocodile eats watermelon. Crocodile inadvertently swallows seed. Crocodile frets and worries and engages in histrionic apoplexy at certain I’m-gonna-turn-into-a-watermelon fate. Crocodile burps, expelling seed. Crocodile vows never to eat watermelon again. And the cycle repeats itself, presumably in perpetuity. With a sharp graphic sensibility, vibrant design, and adept characterization, Pizzoli spins the simple premise into a sweet confection, ripe with broad humor. Working in watermelon pink, apple green, and crisp black, blocked on buff stock, the artist manipulates his high-contrast palette to maximum effect. In his first-person rant, the crocodile pushes at the fourth wall, not quite breaking it, and certainly owes something to Mo Willems’ titular pigeon in attitude and affect. But he is his own crocodile, with his own neurosis, and is sure to win his own fans and repeat readings. Preschool-Grade 1. --Thom Barthelmess
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 5 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Disney-Hyperion; First Edition edition (May 14, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1423171012
  • ISBN-13: 978-1423171010
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.5 x 10.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,116 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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My five year old loved this book. A great summer read for when we are all enjoying watermelon. It makes a kid think of that ever confusing question what happens when you swallow a watermelon seed. I remember thinking about it when I was a kid and now my kids do too. Very cute.
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The book is simple and cute. It's the book Niki (age3) reaches for when he comes to play, which is several times a week, and he wants it read over and over. Especially when he is eating watermelon. Although, the concept is a bit stretched with today's ubiquitous seedless melons!
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This book will be a forever wonderful memory in our family because this is one of the two books my daughter fell in love with and was part of the duo of books she insisted be read to her every evening before bed. This is the first book that she likes to point and repeat the words out loud to so this story truly engages her from cover to cover. We first borrowed this book from the library and now we have our own copy for my daughters growing library.
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My boy/girl grandtwins are almost 3 and love this book. They laugh out loud when I act out the burp, and I have heard them reciting the story to themselves while they play with their toys. Plus, it's cute enough that I don't mind reading it over and over as they request!
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What happens when you swallow a watermelon seed? A lot of anxiety and a lot of laughs in the hands of author-illustrator Greg Pizzoli. Everyday worries from vines growing out your ears to potentially ending up in a fruit salad are detailed in simple three-color spreads with lots of white space. Perfect for preschoolers and their parents!
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I bought this book for my preschool summer unit on Watermelons. What a sweet book! The children loved it. The book came quickly and is well constructed. I am absolutely pleased with the whole experience.
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This book is my five year old daughter's absolute favorite. We first found it when she checked it out at the Public Library. She loved it so much that we read it over and over and I knew we needed to own it. She thinks it is so funny and laughs and laughs as we read it.
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We are huge watermelon fans in this family, so I knew I HAD to buy this book when I saw it! It did not disappoint. My 19 month old loves it and we have a great time reading it. She grabs at it often, so I know it's one of her favorites. Such a fun book.
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