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Farmer McPhee LOVES lemons.
In fact he has thousands and thousands of yellow lemon trees.
Why would he be so afraid of a red lemon?
the unknown, fear of things he is not used to seeing, fear of
things being different
Farmer McPhee seems to feel
that other people and customers would NOT like red lemons because
they looked so strange. Why do you think he felt this way?
he believes all other people think the way he does -- and since
HE feared the red lemon, he assumes everyone else would too
Farmer McPhee throw the red lemon out to sea?
he views it as bad and if it stayed in his yellow lemon orchard,
it might somehow cause even more red lemons to grow.
McPhee ever consider that the red lemon might be a GOOD thing?
No. He doesn't
even consider that it might be a positive thing. Instead, he
immediately wants to get rid of it because he thinks it must
you do if you opened a cartoon of white eggs and one was blue?
Would YOU want to throw it out? Why?
had so many beautiful yellow lemon trees, but 200 years later,
they were all gone. Why do you suppose all of his yellow lemon
trees died off while the red lemon trees prospered?
Draw a picture
showing what happens to Farmer McPhee and his yellow lemon orchard
between the time he threw the red lemon to the island and 200
years later when the Red Lemon Island comes to be.
poem that imagines Farmer McPhee seeing the Red Lemon Island
and the entire civilization that sprouts up from that one red