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Thursday 17 January 2013

Review: Lemons are Not Red

Looking for some seriously beautiful and very clever art with your toddler books? Look no further. Talented artist/author Vaccaro Seeger comes up with the goods in yet another enchanting and visual delight - something she is well known for.

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
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781596431959
For ages: 2+
Type: Picture Book