The Watermelon Seed

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Disney-Hyperion, May 14, 2013 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
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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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User Review  - AbigailAdams26 - LibraryThing

When a little crocodile swallows a watermelon seed in this humorous picture-book, he begins to panic, imagining how the seed will begin to grow inside him. Vines will come out of his ears! He might ... Read full review

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User Review  - jbarr5 - LibraryThing

The Watermelon Seed by Greg Bazoli Audio book about a seed. A crocodile imagines what happens when he does swallow the watermelon seed. I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device). Read full review

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About the author (2013)

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

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