Monday, April 29, 2013

Book Trailer for The Watermelon Seed

Check it out! The book trailer is here! Many thanks to Jimmy Simpson and Christopher Sean Powell for the animation/direction and music. In stores May 14th!!!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Another *starred* review for THE WATERMELON SEED

Feeling very lucky and thankful! Hope to see some of you at The Print Center on May 4.

Here's the full review from School Library Journal:

Author: Pizzoli, Greg
Illustrator: Pizzoli, Greg
Review Issue Date: May 1st, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-4231-7101-0
Children will love this hilarious book. Crocodile has devoured watermelon since babyhood and eats it every chance he gets. One day, however, he swallows a seed. This sends him into a panic. Will it grow inside him and come out of his ears? Will he grow larger and turn pink? The poor crocodile is so worried until he burps up the seed. He vows to never eat watermelon again, but will he be able to resist? The illustrations of the reptile’s fear about what might happen to him are very funny and the oversize font on those pages reinforces the emotion in the story. The artwork was created by screen print in pink, green, black, and brown. This simplicity allows readers to fully appreciate the changes in the croc’s facial expressions, which artfully contribute to the humor. The story has broad appeal, making it a great first purchase.–Amy Shepherd, St. Anne’s Episcopal School, Middleton, DE