When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree

When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree

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.
 
“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.

Title:When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree
ISBN:9781454923817
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  • Calista

    A beginning book that was a whole lot of fun. This is for anyone who appreciates growing things. A girl is having her birthday and she has a list of what she wants. Robot is on that list and this exci...

  • Laura Harrison

    Hard to believe this funny and beautiful book is by a debut author. It is absolutely hilarious and stunning. Gardeners small and large will go crazy for it, especially....

  • Emma

    Super cute book! We read When Grandpa Gives you a Toolbox first and so I think I like that story better because the Grandpa in it reminded my kids very much of their Grandpa, but this one is still gre...

  • Teresa

    In this clever and endearing take on the adage, “What do you do when life gives you lemons? Make lemonade!”, author Jamie Deenihan has crafted a funny story with a subtle and satisfying message. W...

  • storymamas

    This is so beautiful! I was captivated by the pictures and my heart melted reading the story to my students. When gifted a lemon tree for her birthday, she isn’t thrilled. But as the lemon tree grow...

  • J.L. Slipak

    MY THOUGHTS:I received this book in exchange for my honest opinion.Another fantastic book with a huge and effective message. In this day and age of technology, getting a lemon tree for a birthday gift...

  • Baby Bookworm

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily!Hello, friends! Our book today is When Grandma Gives You A Lemon Tree, written by Jamie L.B. Deen...

  • Karyn

    Such a great colorful book and I love the message of hard work and sharing that goes with it....

  • Colleen

    Very cute!...

  • Angela

    A sweet book about getting what we need instead of what we want. And the surprises we find when presented with something unexpected. ...