The Red Lemon by Bob Staake
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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!"

About Bob Staake

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BOB STAAKE has authored and/or illustrated over 50 books, including The Donut Chef, Hello Robots, Look a Book, This Is Not a Pumpkin, and Pets Go Pop. The New York Times named Staake's The Red Lemon one of the 10 best illustrated books of 2006.

Author Residence: Cape Cod, MA
Published September 12, 2006 by Golden Books. 40 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Bob Staake’s very round lemon farmer doesn’t realize that strangeness can be a good thing.

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A perfectly rotund farmer sings the praises of his latest lemon crop: ""There's nothing like lemons./ This fruit isn't mellow./ They're tangy!/ They're tasty!/ They're tart\x97/ and soooooo/ yellow!"" In these pages, Saake's (Hello, Robots ) retro-style graphics exude giddy happiness: Farmer McPh...

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