Thursday, May 14, 2009
Mommy's Having A Watermelon
Adlerman Danny and Kim. 2009. The World of Zoe #1: Mommy's Having A Watermelon. Illustrated by Megan Halsey. The Kids At Our House.
In six short and sweet chapters, readers meet Zoe and her family. Our tale begins in the summer when Zoe's family is having a picnic. When a watermelon seed flies out of Zoe's mouth--she's laughing--and lands in her mom's glass of lemonade, Zoe thinks its the funniest thing ever. How silly for her mother to swallow a seed and not know it. But as her mother experiences morning sickness and a soon expanding waist, Zoe begins to panic and worry. Her mother has a watermelon growing inside her. And she doesn't seem to know it. It doesn't help matters that her parents sit her down to talk about a "special seed" growing in her mother. What's a young girl to think?
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