There’s a popular saying “When life gives you lemons…make lemonade.” When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree is such a fun read taking an imaginative slant on the saying and sharing many lessons on being appreciative, sharing and the beauty that lies in growing your own plant. Written by debut picture book author Jamie Deenihan complete with illustrations by Lorraine Rocha, I am excited to share this book with you.
A young girl is due to celebrate her birthday and like many children she has in mind exactly what she would like to be gifted. Many of the items included in the list are technological but what she receives from grandma is …a lemon tree. The witty text and captivating, diverse illustrations share how one should be in such a scenario, definitely not to cry but to perhaps say something along the lines of “It’s what I always wanted.”
Well what was said may not have initially been heartfelt but this lemon tree teaches the girl a great many things. After many months pass her tree grows an abundance of lemons and as a result she becomes a young entrepreneur. The book leads you to believe that the young girl would buy items that she once listed on her birthday wish list but instead what she buys is a lot more special.
This is such a lovely read representing the wise, gentle wisdom of a grandparent and witnessing a young girl growing in character. She learns so much from a wonderful gift that her grandma bought for her and it’s so beautiful to observe that.
The bond the two of them have is so lovely to see and truthfully does make me miss my grandma who passed away in June. Making memories together is so special and this book is an absolute treat.
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