No, lemons are not red. But when we open the sunny yellow page with its lemon cutout, promising a decidedly red hue, we soon see it's the apple that's red, not the lemon.
And what of the purple carrot? No no. Don't be fooled. As we turn the page and look past the carroty cutout, we see a fat purple eggplant lying in wait.
And so, young eyes and fingers are treated to an artist's palette of simple yet glorious pink flamingoes and skittish reindeer and silvery moons - all beautifully rendered and creatively linked.
As usual, I'm just loving the books Roaring Brook Press are stacking on the shelves. This book is also available in hard cover with dust jacket.
Title: Lemons are Not Red
Author/Illustrator: Laura Vaccaro Seeger
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press, $11.95 RRP
Publication Date: 22 August 2006
For ages: 2+
Type: Picture Book