The Watermelon Seed

When you were a kid, were you convinced that if you swallowed gum it would stay in your stomach for 7 years?

If you’re like me, I bet you were also convinced that if you swallowed a watermelon seed it would find itself in the perfect conditions to take hold and grow into a big, fat watermelon. How would you ever get it out?

The Watermelon Seed grabbed my attention at the bookshelf– because of the happy crocodile about to take another serious munch:

img_2760and because it was a 2014 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award winner– it had to be good.

B holds on to every word watching this excitable crocodile as he exclaims his loooove for watermelon. It is his favorite! He will eat it day or night! When his greatest fear is realized (swallowing a seed), readers and their kiddos can ride along through the waves of panic as the crocodile imagines what’s going to happen next.

The Watermelon Seed is a picture book turned board book– thank goodness, because it quickly became a favorite.

The Watermelon Seed
Greg Pizzoli
Winner of the 2014 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award