One Watermelon SeedBook - 2008
Max and Josephine plant one watermelon seed, two pumpkins, three eggplants, four peppers, five tomatoes, six blueberry bushes, seven strawberry plants, eight beans, nine potatoes, and ten corn seeds in their garden.
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On the Toronto Public Library's 10 best books of 2008 list for Children up to 5 years of age
On Resource Link's "Best of 2008" List
Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice, 2009
First published in 1986 and a staple ever since for parents of preschool children and teachers of primary grades, "One Watermelon Seed" is presented in a new edition with a bold new cover and interior art.
In this deceptively simple counting book, Max and Josephine tend their garden while readers follow along, counting from one to ten as the garden is planted. Then readers can count in groups of tens as the garden is harvested, while they search through the pictures for the many small animals that are hiding throughout. A concise and clever text introduces color and rhythm, and the illustrations are bright and engaging, making this a perfect counting book for children aged four to seven.