The Watermelon Seed

written and illustrated by Greg Pizzoli and published by Disney Hyperion Books, an imprint of Disney Book Group

The Watermelon Seed


A watermelon-loving crocodile becomes distraught after swallowing a seed, believing it will grow inside of him.

Told in straight-forward, accessible vocabulary, this innovative look at a childhood fear by debut author Greg Pizzoli creates engaging three-spot color illustrations that are as fresh as a cool slice of watermelon.

Pizzoli’s “The Watermelon Seed” is innovative but with a retro quality that will embrace the emergent reader in this satisfying treat,” said Geisel Award Committee Chair Penny Peck.

Awards Won

Title Year
Geisel_Gold_Seal.gif Theodor Seuss Geisel Award
The Theodor Seuss Geisel Award, established in 2004, is given annually (beginning in 2006) to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished contribution to the body of American children’s literature known as beginning reader books published in the United States during the preceding year.
2014 - Winner(s)