Cover image for When grandma gives you a lemon tree / written by Jamie L.B. Deenihan ; illustrated by Lorraine Rocha.
Title:
When grandma gives you a lemon tree / written by Jamie L.B. Deenihan ; illustrated by Lorraine Rocha.
ISBN:
9781454923817
Publication Information:
New York : Sterling Children's Books, [2019]

©2019
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1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Abstract:
After disappointingly receiving a lemon tree from her grandma on her birthday, a young girl doesn't know what to do with it other than care for it and wait, but her patience eventually pays off.
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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.


Author Notes

Jamie L. B. Deenihan is a teacher and picture book author who lives with her husband and two children in Suffield, Connecticut. When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree is her first picture book. Visit her online at jamiedeenihan.com.

Lorraine Rocha studied illustration and animation and worked at Lucasfilm's VFX and animation studio Industrial Light & Magic, contributing to such films as Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and Ironman . She is the illustrator of Zebra on the Go by Jill Nogales (Peachtree). Lorraine lives with her husband and daughter in San Leandro, CA.