my book review of The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli

Hey there! I don’t know about you, but I love reading with my kids. My husband and I desired to introduce our kids to books at an early age, and we already see that paying off in our four-year-old daughter especially. We’ve been reading to my kids every night before bed for years now, and at four my daughter complains that she can’t read the books herself yet! (ha!)

We keep books present and easily available, and recently went to our public library and got our very own library card! Now we can refresh our book stack any time we want.

This last trip, we can home with five books – all of which were great (to my surprise). Today, I want to review one of our five books that quickly became the favorite: The Watermelon Seed.

Our Book Review: The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli

The Watermelon Seed: This is a cute book about an alligator that loves watermelon, but accidently swallows a seed! After swallowing it, he fears a melon is growing in his belly! He imagines the melon growing in his gut, vines coming out of his ears, and soon fears that the seed will even turn him pink! To his relief, he LOUDLY burps out the seed and vows to NEVER eat watermelon again. Well, maybe another little bite won’t hurt…oops! Not again!

My son’s review: “Ummm, BURRP. Swallowed the seed! Grumble grumble GRUMBLE!”

My daughter’s review: “He ate the seed! And he swallowed it. Grumble Grumble. Then he just, just grumbled. Then BURRRPPP.”

We’ve read this book every night since we checked it out. We spent this afternoon working on a Watermelon Seed craft where I traced a picture of the alligator with his swollen belly, and the kids decorated his belly with dots (watermelon seeds).

We’ve had such a fun time with this book! It’s going to be hard to return it to the library!

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