Lemons Are Not Red (1st Edition)


LEMONS ARE NOT RED (1st Edition)
Written and illustrated by Laura Vaccaro Seeger
A Neal Porter Book/Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan/November 2004
(Other editions: 2nd edition/April 2016)

Laura Vaccaro Seeger introduces young children to the world of color in this simple, original, and utterly beguiling book.  As red lemons magically turn yellow, purple carrots turn orange, and white reindeer turn brown young readers’ faces are sure to break into smiles.

American Library Association Notable Children’s Book, 2005

Child Magazine Best Book of 2004
New York Public Library Best Book for Giving and Sharing, 2004
CBS This Morning Best Book for Gift Giving, 2004
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books Best Book of 2004
Capitol Choices 2005 Noteworthy Book for Children
CCBC Choices Best Book of 2004

starred review/Publishers Weekly
“Having expertly explored letters in THE HIDDEN ALPHABET, Seeger once again delivers a compositionally faultless primer.”

starred review/Kirkus Reviews
“Seeger has done marvelous things with her brushwork, from impasto to shimmering smoothness… Clever, imaginative, and utterly beguiling.”

recommended/Children’s Literature
“This delightful, wonderfully illustrated book is fun and engaging… A must-have for any collection.”

School Library Journal
“This offering will delight preschoolers.”

Horn Book
“The colors and textures are nearly edible.”