The watermelon seed

by Pizzoli, Greg,

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Available (1)
Location Collection Call #
Community Library of Castle Shannon Toddler Book TODDLER Pizzoli
Location  Community Library of Castle Shannon
 
Collection  Toddler Book
 
Call Number  TODDLER Pizzoli
 
 
Summary
In this award-winning book for kids, the crocodile has a problem: he loves watermelon, but he's afraid of what will happen if he eats one of the seeds-there's only one way to find out!

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 Pizzol:

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Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "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.--Barthelmess, Thom Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Classic kid fear: accidentally swallow a watermelon seed, and the result will be a botanical version of what the zombie virus does to folks in The Walking Dead: vines will come out of your ears, and pretty soon you'll turn pink and wind up a morsel in someone else's fruit salad. In this first book from Pizzoli, the goal isn't to assuage readers' fears, but he does defuse them with help from an adorable bug-eyed crocodile who's hooked on watermelon ("Ever since I was a teeny, tiny baby crocodile, it's been my favorite. CHOMP! SLURP! CHOMP!"). Pizzoli's ostensibly simple cartooning is actually quite clever: he plays with framing and scale to gently spoof the crocodile's horror-movie imaginings ("It's growing in my guts!"), while the limited but luscious palette (watermelon pink and green, of course) and a subtly pulpy texture make each spread good enough to eat. It's an expert debut, and one with a valuable lesson, to boot: a hearty burp can brighten even the darkest hour. Ages 3-5. Agent: Steven Malk, Writers House. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Watermelons -- Juvenile fiction.
Seeds -- Juvenile fiction.
Imagination -- Juvenile fiction.
Crocodiles -- Juvenile fiction.
Watermelons -- Fiction.
Seeds -- Fiction.
Imagination -- Fiction.
Crocodiles -- Fiction.
Humorous stories.
Publisher Los Angeles :2016
Edition First board book edition.
Audience Ages 2-4.
Language English
Notes Cover title.
On board pages.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 18 cm
ISBN 9781484712368
1484712366
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