What The Critics Are Saying About Bob Staake, Author and Illustrator of "The Red Lemon":

"Staake's illustrations (are) a stylistic collision of Russian constructivism and pop art, (and) explode with energy playing off of basic geometric shapes and angles and swimming in saturated colors."

-- Publishers Weekly

"Staake's (picture books) are notable for the sophistication of their graphic design. Simple enough to hold the attention of toddlers, these colorful, computer-enhanced images are also visually interesting enough to please preschoolers and parents as well."

-- American Library Association

"Bob Staake's modern, crisp illustrations ... practically jump off the page."

-- Publishers Weekly

"Staake's art is deceptive -- it looks simple, but one still finds new things in the illustrations after over a hundred readings."

-- BoingBoing.net


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The Red Lemon by Bob Staake

Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Golden Books (Released September 12, 2006)
Language: English


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"I suppose there are many lessons to be learned in The Red Lemon: Don't be afraid of the unusual, embrace the uncommon, evolve or die. It's Framer McPhee's intolerance, fearful assumptions and lack of seeing the bigger picture that literally dooms his future. In the face of jarring change, children and adults must remain open-minded and tolerant or they may find their fears ushering in their own demise. The Red Lemon tries to teach readers that it is only through creative thought and vision that one can evolve. After all, when life serves you red lemons, the smart thing to do is to make red lemonade."

- Bob Staake



Text and illustrations in The Red Lemon © Copyright 2006 by Bob Staake -- All Rights Reserved

The Red Lemon is published by Random House and Golden Books

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