Lemons Are Not Red

By Seeger, Laura Vaccaro

Publishers Summary:
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.

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ISBN
978-1-59643-008-2
Publisher
Porter Roaring Brook


REVIEWS

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on January 1, 2005

"Lemons are not RED" begins this simple concept book. But there, showing through a die-cut on the right-hand side of the spread, is a red lemon. What gives? As any three-year-old knows, the quickest attention-getter is to say the wrong thing—the silly thing—and let the child correct the adult. Sure enough, when the page turns, we see...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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