When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. But what do you do when your Grandma gives you a lemon tree for your birthday and you’d secretly been hoping for a drone or a remote control car? You definitely shouldn’t pull a face and you certainly shouldn’t drop it off a bridge!
The little girl in this story is quite confused about her unusual gift but she has good manners so she knows how she should react (and also how she shouldn’t!). She manages an excited face and she maintains her smile until Grandma falls asleep, but she really doesn’t have a clue what to do with her lemon tree.
However as the pages progress we see her build a special bond with her new present. She keeps it in the sun, waters it and makes sure the neighbourhood slugs maintain a safe distance. She keeps it warm in winter, repots it and slowly watches it grow. And when she gets her first batch of lemons, Grandma is the first person she wants to share them with.
This is a heartwarming story about the bond between kids and their grandparents and it also gives a valuable lesson about what’s really important in life. The lemon tree teaches the little girl about the joy of the outdoors, the importance of hard work and how she can help give back to her community.
The brightly-coloured illustrations are stunning and we can’t wait to get our hands on the sequel, which has just been released – When Grandpa Gives You A Toolbox
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Disclosure: The publisher provided us with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.