Mommy's Having a Watermelon

By School Library Journal

Zoe Rind worries that the watermelon seed that accidentally fell out of her mouth and landed in her mother’s lemonade glass is growing inside her mother. She wants to confess to her parents but decides not to when they tell her that there is a special seed growing inside Mommy, and they want her to be surprised. . . . Halsey complements this amusing story with a clever mix of watercolor and collage art. All of the details contribute to the presentation, from the illustrations on the endpapers, title page, table of contents, and chapter headings, to the choice of dark pink and green as the predominant colors in the artwork. Capping off this charming story is an informational section with watermelon-growing tips and four recipes for adults to share with children.