I love watermelon. Yes I can probably admit here and now that I have an addiction to the glorious sweet, juicy and refreshing pink melon. Who knew that something that is 92 percent water (there is a fun fact for you) could taste so delightful.
As you can imagine I was pretty out of my mind excited (over the moon!!) when I discovered this picture book. I secretly believe/know that Mr Greg Pizzoli wrote it with me in mind (but shh that’s our little secret) .
I have a question …have YOU ever swallowed a Watermelon seed…and realised when it was far too late…there you were enjoying this glorious , yummy treat (Chomp, Slurp, Chomp!) and swish… gurgle..off the seed goes into your belly…
Have you then gone to bed in fear wondering what this means…will you wake up in a few weeks with leaves sprouting out your ears?! Well this my friends is the book for you. This is your ‘go to guide’ when swallowing one of those little black slippery suckers.
Join this watermelon loving crocodile on his little seed swallowing adventure. You will adore the bright popping illustrations and notice a very clever colour scheme being used. It is perfect for young children and they will get a real giggle out of the expressions and reactions from the crocodile after he swallows the pesky seed (panic stations!!)
Will this melon loving crocodile be forced to give up the treat he most enjoys?! You better grab a slice of watermelon, a copy of this book and get ready to find out.
You will love this one!!!..a sweet show stopping gem.
5/5 marmalade sandwiches
Today’s brew…a recipe for ‘Watermelon Iced Tea’
Here are some fun facts about this ultra cool ‘Watermelon Seed’ creator Greg Pizolli
Greg Pizzoli is an author, illustrator and screen printer from Philadelphia.
His first picture book, The Watermelon Seed, was the 2014 recipient of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award.
Greg’s work has been featured in The New York Times, Communication Arts, 3×3 Magazine and he’s won two Portfolio Honor Awards from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
He also has some very cool picture books , one of my favourites ‘Good Night Owl’, so check them out quick sticks!
Also if you are into some fav author cyber stalking like myself Greg can be found on twitter here @gregpizzoli