When Grandma Gives You A Lemon Tree

When Grandma Gives You A Lemon Tree

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When Grandma gives you a lemon tree, definitely don't make a face! Care for the tree, and you might be surprised at how new things, and new ideas, bloom.

" Charms from cover to cover." -- Kirkus (Starred review)

"When life gives you lemons, make lemonade." In this imaginative take on that popular saying, a child is surprised (and disappointed) to receive a lemon tree from Grandma for her birthday. After all, she DID ask for a new gadget! But when she follows the narrator's careful--and funny--instructions, she discovers that the tree might be exactly what she wanted after all. This clever story, complete with a recipe for lemonade, celebrates the pleasures of patience, hard work, nature, community . . . and putting down the electronic devices just for a while.
Publisher: New York : Sterling Children's Books, [2019]
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781454923817
Branch Call Number: JP Deeni
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Rocha, Lorraine


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OPL_KrisC Dec 26, 2019

A brightly illustrated & gorgeous picture book for kids. I love how the story evolves and the little girl learns to make the best even though she didn't originally want a lemon tree.

IndyPL_JosephL May 27, 2019

While not necessarily a great book for a read-aloud, it's still a book jam-packed with important lessons for little kids to learn. From respecting your elders when they give you weird gifts to sharing your unexpected windfalls with others and making the best of "bad" situations, this book offers simple, easy instructions on how to make lemonade out of that lemon tree your grandmother gave you that one time.

Greene_KimB May 16, 2019

We don't always get what we want in life. This is a wonderful story about how to look at the glass as half full and to make the best out of a situation. Sometimes the end result is better than we could have ever imagined.

Apr 30, 2019

A charming book with an empowering message. Excellent for budding entrepreneurs!

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OPL_KrisC Dec 26, 2019

OPL_KrisC thinks this title is suitable for 3 years and over


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