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Watermelon Seed

Greg Pizzoli

3 Reviews

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Prose: non-fiction, Picture storybooks

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Greg Pizzoli's hilarious, Geisel-Award-winning debut, The Watermelon Seed, is available as a board book for the first time!

With perfect comic pacing, Greg Pizzoli introduces us to one funny crocodile who has one big fear: swallowing a watermelon seed. Will vines sprout out his ears? Will his skin turn pink? This crocodile has a wild imagination that kids will love, and the new board-book format makes this hilarious romp the perfect pick for preschoolers.

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Praise for Watermelon Seed

  • "Pizzoli legitimizes childish anxieties but also slyly exaggerates each worry to highlight the humor - New York Times

  • The illustrations, done in a graphic, flat-color style with simple linework, recall the cheerful stylings of Ed Emberley and Roger Hargreaves. While Pizzoli uses the computer to arrange his compositions, he takes extra care to hand print the pieces. Done in a three-color printing, the silk screen offers a toothiness to the page, giving fruit, animal and emotions more substance. - Kirkus Reviews

  • Children will love this hilarious book...The story has broad appeal, making it a great first purchase - School Library Journal

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