The Watermelon Seed (Hardcover)

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By Greg Pizzoli, Greg Pizzoli (Illustrator)
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Didn't you grow up hearing that if you accidentally swallow a watermelon seed a watermelon will grow in your stomach? This is begging to be read aloud at storytime! Alligator loves melon but when the inevitable happens he swears off melon. But really, how can he? For ages 3 and up.

— Valerie


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.

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

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

Product Details
ISBN: 9781423171010
ISBN-10: 1423171012
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Publication Date: May 14th, 2013
Pages: 40
Language: English