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Book Review and Giveaway: The Lemonman. Ends Nov 13th

The Lemonman

Winner of The Lemonman

The sing song rhymes, vibrant illustrations, and loveable characters intertwine to create storybook magic in The Lemonman picture book series. The first book in the series, A Picnic, a Toad and Swampwater Road, takes the young reader on a picnic adventure with The Lemonman and his friends, along with a trouble-making Pear and a swindling Toad. It is a delightful story about friendship, the gift of forgiveness, and the power of kindness toward others.

A Picnic, a Toad and Swampwater Road is a fun and entertaining story that will have both parents and children alike smiling a toad-like smile from beginning to end, leaving the reader wanting more adventures with The Lemonman and his friends on the street called Cherry Bay.

My Review: One mysterious morning, while Mr. and Mrs. Applebrook where in their garden patch, they sprinkled some of their magic and it floated up and beyond and landed on their fruits and vegetables and to their surprised, they discover the fruits and vegetable had tiny little eyes. The plants giggled and laughed and then they heard the Lemon talked. That was how Mr. Lemonman came to be.

Lemonman decided to have a picnic in the part with his friends Professor Celery and Miss Strawberry. But on his way to the park Lemomman came across Timmy Pear and a stranger, Mr. Toad. Mr. Toad played a tricked game with Lemonman, causing his to loose his picnic basket. Was Lemonman able to retrieve his basket from the cunning Mr. Toad?

The message in this book is whether Lemonman learn the importance of forgiveness, kindness and friendship when Mr. Toad was tricked by Timmy Pear putting Mr. Toad’s life in danger.

The author did a great job using rhymes and animated fruits and vegetables as a   creative means to tell the story. Great illustrations by Jose Pou, making the story come alive.   I highly recommend this book for family homes and classroom teaching.

Age: 4 – 8

Pages: 32

FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.


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This Giveaway is Open to the US ONLY – Author is giving a signed copy to 1 winner. Giveaway Ends November 13th.


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October 26, 2011 - Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , , ,


  1. The idea of fruits coming to life, already fills me with smiles 🙂 This sounds like a very creative story, and I’m glad to hear it teaches good morals as well.

    Comment by Adelina Priddis | October 26, 2011 | Reply

  2. I love the fact that this book is teaching the children (and adults that read it too!) about good behavior and morals. And considering the fact that the characters are so neat is a plus too!!

    Comment by lisa | October 26, 2011 | Reply

  3. We are “lemon fans”, with lemonade on hot summer days, lemon with our glass of water and fish dinners, …we’ve seen lemons growing on tress, used lemon juice in art lessons…

    and we’d be tickled pink… like pink lemonade does to us…to win!

    It would certainly help us to enjoy reading with rhymes and creativity in this book!!

    Comment by pumpkinlady430 | October 26, 2011 | Reply

  4. I would love to win this book to share with my clients. It would be a fun and clever way to teach them about friendship and kindness. Thank you for the opportunity.

    Comment by Donalisa | October 26, 2011 | Reply

  5. I love books that have the sing song rhyme and think that I do a better job of reading the book at storytime when I also enjoy the story. It is also great when the story line has a message such as this one does about “friendship, the gift of forgiveness, and the power of kindness toward others.” This is the type of book that I want to read to my grandson.

    Comment by Christine W | October 26, 2011 | Reply

  6. I love the cover of your book Natasha. He looks like such a happy and energetic little Lemon. 🙂
    That’s one of the wonderful things about reading for children, it makes them think and use their imaginations. And Mr. Lemonman will do that. Thanks for this chance ladies.
    Commented on interview and GFC name is Lucky47.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

    Comment by Carol L. | October 26, 2011 | Reply

    • Thanks Carol! He most definitely is a happy-go-lucky little lemon!

      Comment by Natasha Ferrill | October 31, 2011 | Reply

  7. My Mother In Law’s Family’s name was Lemon…so she loves reading everything to do with Lemons to my kids! This would make a fun book for her collection.

    Comment by Kelly Moran | October 26, 2011 | Reply

  8. Love the book Natasha. Love the concept. I can’t wait for Nicolas to enjoy it! I will be buying the next book, and recommended it to all my friends:)

    Comment by Tanya Lefebvre | October 26, 2011 | Reply

    • Thanks, Tanya! So glad you guys like it! 🙂

      Comment by Natasha Ferrill | October 31, 2011 | Reply

  9. This sounds really cute. I like that it talks about kindness.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

    Comment by domestic diva | October 26, 2011 | Reply

  10. What a great concept. Can see our boys, ages 4 and 6, going out to our garden, and seeing if our veggies will talk! Love for them to have books with messages….we do have toads out there too!
    Thank You

    Comment by Maureen Timerman | October 28, 2011 | Reply

  11. The title brings do you know the muffin man to mind! I love the creativity of using fruits and veggies and love the lesson on forgiveness. Would be a great book for my girls

    Comment by Larissa Brunken | October 28, 2011 | Reply

  12. Thank you so much everyone for your kind words! I can’t wait to find out who wins the book! If you haven’t already done so, please stop by my facebook fan page for the series and LIKE it!

    Comment by Natasha Ferrill | October 31, 2011 | Reply

  13. nice that the book teaches about kindness and forgiveness and friendship…all are so important!
    annsavd at gmail dot com

    Comment by anne s. | October 31, 2011 | Reply

  14. Looks like a great children’s book! would love to win!

    Comment by Diana Hatch | November 12, 2011 | Reply

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