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Lemons Are Not Red

Seeger, Laura Vaccaro (Book - 2004 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Lemons Are Not Red

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Baker & Taylor
Explores different colors by allowing readers to change an object or animal's color from unusual to common by turning the die-cut pages.

McMillan Palgrave
Lemons are not Red. Apples are red. Lemons are yellow. . . .

Clever cutouts in the pages make a simple, original, and utterly beguiling introduction to color.

Laura Vaccaro Seeger, whose The Hidden Alphabet dazzled critics and readers alike, introduces young children to color in this unique concept book with die cuts. The opening spread features a big, bright red lemon and the simple text, "Lemons are not RED." When the spread is turned an equally bright yellow lemon appears ("Lemons are YELLOW") across from a luscious red apple ("Apples are RED").

And so it goes, from carrots that are not purple through reindeer that are not white, et al. The book ends with "The moon is not BLACK / The moon is SILVER / The night is BLACK / Good night! And the reader sees a tranquil night landscape and a house with the lights turned out.

& Taylor

The acclaimed author/illustrator of The Hidden Alphabet introduces young children to the world of color with the help of ingenious die-cut pages, where red lemons magically turn yellow, purple carrots turn orange, white reindeer turn brown, and more.

Authors: Seeger, Laura Vaccaro
Title: Lemons are not red
Publisher: Brookfield, Conn. :, Roaring Brook Press,, c2004
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,ill. ;,23 cm.
ISBN: 1596430087
Branch Call Number: SEE
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Report This Dec 22, 2013
  • muffinpopcorn rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Very creative book , nice cutout's that blend into the next page. Nice book to enjoy together with the little ones.

Report This Dec 17, 2013
  • librarygirl_6 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

wonderful, creative book; used for ASL storytime class

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  • Cheryl_B rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Nice and easy for young readers or to read to babies. I like the cut-out pages.

Report This Aug 15, 2009
  • RockCastle rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Lemons are not red ... are lemon green? how about the elephant? Is elephant Pink?

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