Watermelon Day

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Macmillan, Mar 15, 1996 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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There's a watermelon growing in the corner of the patch where the fence posts meet, and Jesse is waiting for it. Waiting for it to fill up with the cool summer rain and the hot summer sun. Waiting until at last it is ripe and ready for eating. Waiting until it is ready for her family's annual Watermelon day.

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User Review  - jperro2 - LibraryThing

The big idea of this book is about growing things, gardens, family, and patience. I liked this book for two reasons. The first reason is that the illustrations look like a child could have drawn them ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Patience, patience. That's what little Jesse must practice as she waits for her watermelon to ripen—a summertime lesson in delayed gratification. Jesse attends to the melon's needs, listens to it ... Read full review

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About the author (1996)

Kathi Appelt is the author of many books for young readers. A graduate of Texas A&M University, she teaches writing to both children and adults. She lives in College Station, Texas, with her husband and their two sons.

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