100 Watermelons – a picture book for children
Not 98. Not 99. Come harvest time, the proud Mr. Macaroni has 100 big, round, juicy watermelons. But tragedy strikes as he attempts to unload them. The forklift topples over and 99 watermelons go tumbling down the alarmingly steep sides of William Street causing sticky chaos and sweet confusion. 99…? That means there’s still one watermelon on the loose! Watch out!
|ISBN 9781922332707 (HB, 32pp);
216mm x 216mm
|AUD $26||USD $18||NZD $29||GBP £14||EUR €16|
|ISBN 9781922332714 (eBook)||AUD $13||USD $9||NZD $14||GBP £7||EUR €8|
In 100 Watermelons, Trevor Todd has tapped into something kids find absolutely hilarious – mess and the unexpected! Steve Page’s bright and silly illustrations with the fun rhyming prose scattered throughout will have your child asking for this book night after night (luckily it’s also an enjoyable one for parents to read). The subtle sustainability message also gives parents the chance to start a conversation about where their child’s favourite food comes from and perhaps even inspire them to plant their own. 100 Watermelons is a refreshing and fun book arriving just in time to brighten summer.’
– Melissa Wilson, Editor, kidspot.com.au
This chaotic story of runaway watermelons with its equally chaotic colourful illustrations will entertain readers again and again.
– Margaret Hamilton, Pinerolo Newsletter Feb ’22
With a feature film, 16 half hours of television drama, and fourteen books to his credit, Trevor Todd's work has reached millions of people worldwide. Glad Rags (1995), his 13 part children's television series, was broadcast on the BBC, Nickelodeon UK and on the Nine Network in Australia. In 1994 he won the Australian Writers Guild AWGIE for Best Children's TV Drama with Old Sam, Jasper and Mr Frank. Ingrid Rules the Waves (shortlisted, WAYBRA awards) and Revenge of the Three Blind Mice (shortlisted, YABBA awards) were published by Margaret Hamilton Books. 2001 saw the release of Bone Idol (Pan MacMillan) and two readers for the Thomas Nelson series. Street Sister Madness appeared from Pan MacMillan in 2002.
He is a member of the Australian Writers Guild and the Fellowship of Australian Writers. He lives in Western Australia and when not writing he enjoys playing his guitar and singing old Beatles' songs.
For as long as he can remember, Steve has had a pencil in his hand. With this love of drawing it was only natural that he would pursue a career in the arts. After many successful years as a graphic designer, working for a variety of publishing companies around the world, he decided to follow his heart and return to what he loves most – producing illustrations full of fun and wacky characters.
Born in the UK, he now lives in Australia with his family. He is an animated movie fan who hopes that maybe one day one of his characters will move from page to screen and play a leading role.
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