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The Red Lemon (Deluxe Golden Book) by Bob…

The Red Lemon (Deluxe Golden Book)

by Bob Staake

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Lovely poetry book that teaches the reader to be openminded. how can by having something different than the ordinary you can have something extraordinary.
Red lemons might be the best thing that happened to farmer MCPhee. The author takes you from the struggle of finding red lemons to the extraordinary result of people wanting to travel all over to try this six times sweeter lemons. ( )
  cmesa1 | Apr 8, 2012 |
A gorgeous book, I love Bob Staake! A farmer, who extolls the virtues of the lemon, spots a red lemon in his grove of yellow perfect lemons. He throws the red lemon on a far off island. Long after his lemon orchard is dead and gone, the island has thrived on the popularity of the red lemon. ( )
  dangerlibearian | Apr 21, 2011 |
This is a charming picturebook which is told by rhyme, with vivid drawings. The story is about Farmer McPhee and his aversion to the red lemon growing in his all-yellow lemon orchard. It is a good lesson about appreciating different things and the round illustrations are fun. It's nice to see modern graphic design in childrens' books.
  jessielo1981 | Apr 22, 2010 |
Farmer McPhee adores yellow lemons and after much lavish praise of their many wonderful attributes, he discovers a RED lemon on one of his trees. Determined to be rid of it because "it's too red to bear!", McPhee pitches it to a faraway island where the seeds thrive and prosper. Years after McPhee's yellow lemon grove has become nothing but a patch of weeds, the Red Lemons, "six times as sweet" remain a sensation. Staake's illustrations are clean, colorful and bold. The rhyming text is fun to read and very reminiscent of Dr. Seuss at his best. A huge hit at story time and reading readiness programs... served with red lemonade, of course. PreK-1. ( )
  bplma | Jun 28, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375835938, Hardcover)

In this thought-provoking tale reminiscent of Seuss, Farmer McPhee finds a red lemon in his orchard and cries, "It's red as a stop sign! It's red as a rose! I can't have red lemons where yellow fruit grows! Imagine a world where lemonade's red? Where once-yellow cupcakes are crimson instead?" As he tosses the red lemon across the water, he can't imagine that it will land on a small island, sprout a seed, and someday bring forth an orchard of lemon trees...where people will travel to from all over, to try the red lemons that are "six times as sweet!"

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Farmer McPhee's yellow lemons are ready to be picked and made into lemonade, pies, and muffins, but when a red lemon is found in the crop and discarded, it eventually yields some surprises.

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