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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Sneak A Peek

There's so much going on in The Red Lemon, but we don't want to give away all surprises in the story!

Here are some of our favorite scenes:



Farmer McPhee is SO very proud of his lemon tree orchard


It's hard work growing fruit, but soom Farmer McPhee's yellow lemons will be taken by train to stores all over the country!


A RED lemon in Farmer McPhee's yellow lemon orchard? How did THIS happen?!


A weird and wonderful island where everyone LOVES these strange red lemons? Hmmmmmmmm.


Ocean liners, ships and steamboats bring people to the strange and wonderful Red Lemon Island -- but HOW did this all happen?


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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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