The watermelon seed / Greg Pizzoli.

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    • Publication Information:
      First board book edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: After swallowing a watermelon seed, a crocodile imagines a scary outcome.
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      Cover title.
      On board pages.
      Ages 2-4.
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    • ABNT:
      PIZZOLI, G. The watermelon seed. [s.l.] : Disney Hyperion, 2016. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 21 nov. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Pizzoli G. The Watermelon Seed. Disney Hyperion; 2016. Accessed November 21, 2019.
    • APA:
      Pizzoli, G. (2016). The watermelon seed. Disney Hyperion. Retrieved from
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Pizzoli, Greg. 2016. The Watermelon Seed. Disney Hyperion.
    • Harvard:
      Pizzoli, G. (2016) The watermelon seed. Disney Hyperion. Available at: (Accessed: 21 November 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Pizzoli, G 2016, The watermelon seed, Disney Hyperion, viewed 21 November 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Pizzoli, Greg. The Watermelon Seed. Disney Hyperion, 2016. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Pizzoli, Greg. The Watermelon Seed. Disney Hyperion, 2016.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Pizzoli G. The watermelon seed [Internet]. Disney Hyperion; 2016 [cited 2019 Nov 21]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2013 June #1

The story is as old as time. Crocodile meets watermelon. Crocodile adores watermelon. Crocodile eats watermelon. Crocodile inadvertently swallows seed. Crocodile frets and worries and engages in histrionic apoplexy at certain I'm-gonna-turn-into-a-watermelon fate. Crocodile burps, expelling seed. Crocodile vows never to eat watermelon again. And the cycle repeats itself, presumably in perpetuity. With a sharp graphic sensibility, vibrant design, and adept characterization, Pizzoli spins the simple premise into a sweet confection, ripe with broad humor. Working in watermelon pink, apple green, and crisp black, blocked on buff stock, the artist manipulates his high-contrast palette to maximum effect. In his first-person rant, the crocodile pushes at the fourth wall, not quite breaking it, and certainly owes something to Mo Willems' titular pigeon in attitude and affect. But he is his own crocodile, with his own neurosis, and is sure to win his own fans and repeat readings. Copyright 2013 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2013 Fall

A watermelon-loving crocodile imagines the worst after swallowing a seed: "it's growing in my guts! Soon vines will come out of my ears!" After much fretting, the croc burps and brings the seed back up. Crisis over...until the next bite. The silly story is refreshingly simple, and Pizzoli's tempting melon-green and -red illustrations are hard to resist.

PW Reviews 2013 March #2

Classic kid fear: accidentally swallow a watermelon seed, and the result will be a botanical version of what the zombie virus does to folks in The Walking Dead: vines will come out of your ears, and pretty soon you'll turn pink and wind up a morsel in someone else's fruit salad. In this first book from Pizzoli, the goal isn't to assuage readers' fears, but he does defuse them with help from an adorable bug-eyed crocodile who's hooked on watermelon ("Ever since I was a teeny, tiny baby crocodile, it's been my favorite. CHOMP! SLURP! CHOMP!"). Pizzoli's ostensibly simple cartooning is actually quite clever: he plays with framing and scale to gently spoof the crocodile's horror-movie imaginings ("It's growing in my guts!"), while the limited but luscious palette (watermelon pink and green, of course) and a subtly pulpy texture make each spread good enough to eat. It's an expert debut, and one with a valuable lesson, to boot: a hearty burp can brighten even the darkest hour. Ages 3–5. Agent: Steven Malk, Writers House. (May)

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