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The Watermelon Seed

Written and illustrated by Greg Pizzoli
Published by Disney Press
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Goodreads Rating - 4.1 / 5.0
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With perfect comic pacing, Greg Pizzoli introduces us to one funny crocodile who has one big fear: swallowing a watermelon seed. What will he do when his greatest fear is realized? Will vines sprout out his ears? Will his skin turn pink? This crocodile has a wild imagination that kids will love. With bold color and beautiful sense of design, Greg Pizzoli’s picture book debut takes this familiar childhood worry and gives us a true gem in the vein of I Want My Hat Back and Not a Box.

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I’m not exaggerating when I say that I think I’ve read this book to my kids a thousand times. It’s funny, and the ironic humor is easy for even young toddlers to enjoy. It’s a great length. The cute minimalist illustrations are a perfect match for the simple storyline and concise writing. Oh, and there are some good opportunities to make silly noises, which is a big plus for us. There’s no real lesson or moral or deeper meaning, it’s just a fun book. Honestly, I’ll probably read it another thousand times, and I’m fine with that.

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Who Wrote The Watermelon Seed

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Greg Pizzoli

Greg Pizzoli is an author, an illustrator, and a printmaker. His picture books include The Watermelon Seed; Good Night Owl; Tricky Vic; and North, South, East, West, which was also written by Margaret Wise Brown. When not traveling on trains, he can be found at home in Philadelphia with his wife, their dog, and two cats. Visit him at

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May 14, 2013