Synopses & Reviews
A lemonade stand in winter? Yes, that's exactly what Pauline and John-John intend to have, selling lemonade and limeade--and also lemon-limeade. With a catchy refrain (Lemon lemon LIME, Lemon LIMEADE! Lemon lemon LIME, Lemon LEMONADE!), plus simple math concepts throughout, here is a read-aloud that's great for storytime and classroom use, and is sure to be a hit among the legions of Jenkins and Karas fans.
"Pauline and her little brother, John-John, are convinced that a stand selling 'Lemonade and limeade and also lemon-limeade!' will go over big, even in the middle of a bitter winter. Mom and Dad think not. But their sheer chutzpah and salesmanship ('Lemon lemon LIME, lemon LEMONADE!/ All that it will cost ya? Fifty cents a cup!') eventually earn the duo... well, maybe not a profit, but enough for two Popsicles. The book's clinical subtitle is a major understatement: Jenkins (Toys Come Home) and Karas (Neville) have created a book that's richly rewarding in many ways. Yes, there are some lightly proffered money-counting lessons, but this is also a beautifully restrained tribute to trust and tenderness shared by siblings; an entrepreneurship how-to that celebrates the thrill of the marketplace without shying away from its cold realities; and a parable about persistence. Moreover, it's visually gorgeous: Karas employs an impressive repertoire of textures and a broad palette of grays and browns to convey both the icy chill and cozy interiors of winter. In real money terms, this one's an amazing bargain. Ages 3 7. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
About the Author
EMILY JENKINS is the author of the Toys Trilogy, which includes Toys Go Out
, Toy Dance Party
, and, most recently, Toys Come Home
, which Booklist
, in a starred review, called "a timeless story of adventure and friendship to treasure aloud or independently." She is the author of numerous other books for children, including Sugar Would Not Eat It
and Five Creatures
G. BRIAN KARAS is the prolific, versatile, and award-winning illustrator of many books for children, including, most recently, Neville and Clever Jack Takes the Cake, which received four starred reviews. His other books include How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin?; Are You Going to Be Good?, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book; Home on the Bayou, which was the recipient of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award; and Muncha! Muncha! Muncha!