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The Watermelon Seed Hardcover – Picture Book, 14 May 2013

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*"[A]n expert debut."―Publishers Weekly (starred review)

*"Children will love this hilarious book. The story has broad appeal, making it a great first purchase."―School Library Journal (starred review)

"A juicy premise...Pizzoli legitimizes childish anxieties but also slyly exaggerates each worry to highlight the humor."―The New York Times

"With a sharp graphic sensibility, vibrant design, and adept characterization, Pizzoli spins the simple premise into a sweet confection, ripe with broad humor."―Booklist

"The illustrations...recall the cheerful stylings of Ed Emberely and Roger Hargreaves. Deliciously bright colors...leap from the page."―Kirkus Reviews

"With a sharp graphic sensibility, vibrant design, and adept characterization, Pizzoli spins the simple premise into a sweet confection, ripe with broad humor."―Booklist Online

About the Author

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 www.gregpizzoli.com.

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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Product details

  • ASIN : 1423171012
  • Publisher : Hyperion Book CH; Illustrated edition (14 May 2013)
  • Language : English
  • Hardcover : 40 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 9781423171010
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1423171010
  • Reading age : 3 - 5 years
  • Item Weight : 340 g
  • Dimensions : 21.46 x 1.14 x 28.19 cm
  • Country of Origin : United Kingdom
  • Customer Reviews:
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