The Watermelon Seed [Board Book] Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2017-10-20 
Review Score: 4 out of 5 star From 71 user ratings

" I love watermelon! CHOMP! CHOMP! CHOMP! It's the best. Ever since I was a teeny, tiny baby crocodile, it's been my favorite. CHOMP! SLURP! CHOMP!

I feel in love with this board book. My nephew Eliseo is a year in a half and loves books so I've been spending more time with baby/toddler books and OMG I love them!! This one is super cute. It's about a crocodile who loves watermelon and accidentally swallows a seed one day. He worries throughout the book until he burps the seed out. It's quite funny and Eliseo loved to mimic my burp. He now grabs the books and goes, "Uh, Oh" and then a gives a loud "Burp!" The "uh, oh" is because the crocodile swallows the seed. It's so cute to see this little person enjoy a book so much. It's one of his new favorites. I think he likes the colors most of all. His favorite books are very colorful.

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"If you are a younger brother or sister, an older sibling - probably a brother - maybe told you if you swallowed a watermelon seed (or any other type of seed) that said seed would sprout and grow inside of you (I was the eldest brother; I'm sure some older neighbor enlightened me at some point, and then I in-turn told my younger siblings). The premise of this book is that a young crocodile loves to eat watermelon more than anything else (because: why not?), and then he (she? that is one of the many nice things about this book) swallows a seed and imagines the horrible result. I immediately went to the trickery of siblings (and older neighbors) -- although I will admit, the 70s were a different time to be a child. Terrific illustrations (watermelon colored!) accompany a short, fun to read (aloud) story; another famous seed The Carrot Seed has a similar comic/cartoonish feel; Ed Emberley sort of draws inspiration from this artist's well too.
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" I read this book at storytime today. It's a great read-aloud! " said.

" What happens if you swallow a watermelon seed? The alligator in this story imagines this problem and what it could mean for him! Young readers will laugh and enjoy this amusing predicament! " said.

" Really reminds me of Lyle, Lyle Crocodile. " said.

" Perfect summer book--simple, fun, funny, great pace! " said.

" As is often the case, I appreciated this book even more in the presence of children than when I first read it by myself. It's funny, has a terrific combination of words and pictures, and the author "gets" children (along with their slightly irrational fears). Delightful. " said.

" Utterly charming.But maybe there should be a PSA that explains that you won't actually grow a watermelon in your belly if you swallow a seed. Because real kids (i.e. me) worry about these things. " said.

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