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


Learn about OTHER books by Bob Staake

Fun + Games


The Imperfect Label

All these McPhee Farms labels LOOK perfect and identical, but they're not -- ONE is different than all the rest. Can you find it by clicking on the label?

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Guess Next!

Farmer McPhee may have found a a red lemon, but he's found plenty of other red things. Can you guess what the next red thing will be that appears in his hand?

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Can you complete the rhyme for each of these five Red Lemon poems? See how well you do!

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Thirsty? Hungry?

Try these amazing Red Lemon recipes -- they're "six times as sweet!"

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  Come back soon! We plan on adding more Red Lemon-oriented games at a later date!

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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