The Watermelon Seed (Hardcover)

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The Watermelon Seed Cover Image
By Greg Pizzoli, Greg Pizzoli (Illustrator)
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Description


Greg Pizzoli's beloved Geisel Award-winning gem playfully taps kids' classic question about what could happen if they swallow a seed.

Crocodile loves watermelon, but what will happen when his greatest fear of swallowing a watermelon seed comes to pass? Will vines sprout out his ears? Will his skin turn pink? Only one thing is certain: his wild imagination will have kids laughing out loud and begging for another read.

With perfect comic pacing, bold color and dynamic sense of design, three-time Theodor Seuss Geisel Award recipient Greg Pizzoli's picture book debut transforms this familiar childhood anxiety into a contemporary classic read-aloud perfect for fans of I Want My Hat Back.

* "[A]n expert debut."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
* "Children will love this hilarious book. The story has broad appeal, making it a great first purchase."--School Library Journal (starred review)

Don't miss these other favorite books by Greg Pizzoli:
The Book Hog
Good Night Owl
Number One Sam
Templeton Gets His Wish
This Story is for You
The Twelve Days of Christmas

About the Author


Greg Pizzoli is an author, illustrator and screen printer. When not chomping down on watermelon, he can be found in his studio or teaching at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where he also received his MFA. This is his first book. Visit him at www.gregpizzoli.com.

Awards
2011 52nd Communication Arts Illustration Annual : Self Promotion Category
2011 Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators Illustrator Showcase Honor Award

Praise For…


*"[A]n expert debut."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

*"Children will love this hilarious book. The story has broad appeal, making it a great first purchase."—School Library Journal (starred review)

"A juicy premise...Pizzoli legitimizes childish anxieties but also slyly exaggerates each worry to highlight the humor."—The New York Times

"With a sharp graphic sensibility, vibrant design, and adept characterization, Pizzoli spins the simple premise into a sweet confection, ripe with broad humor."—Booklist

"The illustrations...recall the cheerful stylings of Ed Emberely and Roger Hargreaves. Deliciously bright colors...leap from the page."—Kirkus Reviews

"With a sharp graphic sensibility, vibrant design, and adept characterization, Pizzoli spins the simple premise into a sweet confection, ripe with broad humor."—Booklist Online


Product Details
ISBN: 9781423171010
ISBN-10: 1423171012
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: May 14th, 2013
Pages: 40
Language: English