The watermelon salesman

Written and illustrated by: Lizardo Carvajal

The watermelon salesman will soon be a father. One morning he reads in the paper that a Japanese farmer invented a way to make square watermelons. But why turn watermelons into buckets?

Narrated in a thoughtful tone and with humorous images, this book invites us to look critically at our society. An entertaining and moving story that proposes a less gridded, more curved reality. A book that defies power and questions the established social model. A necessary reading for kids and adults who want to change the world!

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  • Title: The watermelon salesman
  • Isbn: 978-958-59243-0-7
  • Languages: Spanish
  • Gender: Youth literature
  • Edition: 1st edition
  • Year of publication: 2015
  • Pages: 72
  • Number of illustrations: 32
  • Finish: Soft cover
  • Dimensions: 11 x 20cm.
  • Approximate weight: 108G

What Parents and Teachers Need to Know

Recommended Age

  • For the great readers (from 12 years).
  • Assisted reading from 9 years old.

Teaching possibilities

  • It enables reflection on the participation of each individual the construction of our social system.
  • It allows critical reflection on the practices, concepts and ideologies that govern our world.
  • Invite us to create our own ideas and criteria about the world.

Artistic Elements

  • Illustrations rich in symbolism.
  • Beautiful original music (interactive digital book audio).
  • A story to read between the lines, which believes in the symbol as the meaning-generating force in literature.


  • In the digital interactive book you can: the page with a drag movement, change the narration to three different languages, narrate it yourself with the background music and combine the language to 8 different languages.