The Watermelon Seed
Author: Greg Pizzoli
Publisher: Disney Hyperion Books
Obtained: Library copy
Why this book?:
I picked it up on a whim when I walked past on my way to dinner.
I was in the Lounge at work.
I had eaten and now I was looking at the book I had swiped on my way in.
I start reading silently to myself.
Then I read aloud softly, "I just swallowed a seed." ... Just how I hear it in my head.
The co-worker next to me asks, "What?"
Now everyone is listening and I repeat it.
And then proceed to read the remainder of the book aloud, giving it all the drama it's due.
By the end there were 4 adults (myself included) cracking up. The others, I might add were practically hysterical. Anyone walking in would have wondered at the scene we presented.
I thought this was going to be cute but ordinary. Instead I LOVED it. And I'm recommending it at work as well as here. Greg Pizzoli is definitely an author I'll be on the lookout for.