Thursday, January 27, 2022

"Nelican's Lemons" - a bookwrap



Nelican's Lemons

Authored by Riya Aaron

Illustrated by Mariana Hnatenko


* Reading Age:  4-8 years

* Grade Level:  PS-3

* Hardcover:  34 pages

* Publisher:  Riya Aarini

* Pub. Date:  May 7, 2022

* Language:  English

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The Book

This is a delightful book about problem solving and as the old adage says... when life gives you lemons... make lemonade!  ( literally )

With excellent eye-popping illustrations and beautiful flowing rhyme this book is sprinkled with humour and fun!  Nelican, a pelican, discovers a crate of 23 lemons outside his home and samples a few.  f He finds them sour and bitter and unacceptable for his taste buds.  He decides rather than have them go to waste he will try giving them away.  That certainly is a neighbourly thing to do right?  Unfortunately all his neighbours decline his tart gifts. Disappointed and sad Nelican heads home with his 23 lemons still in the crate and both he and his lemons feel rejected by everyone. 

He finds a sweet solution to his spurned situation and in so doing his neighbours all join in to sip, celebrate and dance 'til the day is done together.  They thank Nelican twice for bringing joy to everyone in Welican, the isle of pelicans!  I love that the author included a recipe at the end for kids to enjoy.   I highly recommend this book. 

Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS! 


Meet the Author

Riya Aarini is a children’s author who has penned numerous stories for young imaginations. She writes from her home in the American Midwest.

Visit her author website to learn about her children’s books and download free kids’ coloring pages:

About the Illustrator

Illustrator, Student

Kiev, Ukraine

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