Monday, May 12, 2014

The Watermelon Seed

The last of authors I met at the Medal Winner's book signing was Greg Pizzoli, author of the Geisel Award winning book, The Watermelon Seed. The design in this book is superb, a throwback to simple comic style with broad strokes and minimal, yet bold, color. The alligator sports superb expressions which supplies nearly as much humor as the text.  

Chomp! Chomp! Chomp! The witty and endearing alligator has a problem! He just swallowed a watermelon seed, and he's not quite sure what will happen to him now. He remembers all of the rumors and fears he's heard about what might happen if he swallows a seed. He vows to avoid watermelon forever. Ultimately, he can't give up his favorite summery treat!

The Watermelon Seed addresses the concerns of every small child who fears the dreaded swallowing of a watermelon seed. Equal parts humor and charm, the 3 to 7 year old in your life will fall quickly in love with this expressive alligator.

In addition to The Watermelon Seed, Pizzoli's new venture, Number One Sam, hits stores tomorrow! You can pre-order a copy at The Book Children's Store by clicking the link above or visiting the Picture Books section, which is also where you'll find The Watermelon Seed.