The Lemon Day

Children - Fable
24 Pages
Reviewed on 09/06/2016
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Author Biography

Emily Rays has enjoyed writing and illustrating since being a young child. She is the proud mother of six; three girls and three boys. Their names are Ron, Nathan, Edwin, Annabelle, Kelly and Flora. She lives in her hometown with her husband, two youngest children, her turtle Artura and her cat Freddie. Her favorite writers include; Betty Smith A Tree grows in Brooklyn, Sharon Kane Little Mommy and she holds a special affection toward the works of Jim Henson. She admires Van Gogh and, particularly, his painting Starry Night. Her favorite color is blue. She also loves butterflies and zebras. Her favorite movie is Big Fish directed by Tim Burton. Her favorite food is pizza. She was born on Sunday, September 2nd in 1973. Her mother’s name is Suzanne. Her hobbies include gardening, collecting coins and saving feathers. She enjoys stargazing and watching the clouds. She really believes in silver-linings and “Lemon Days.”

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

The Lemon Day by Emily Rays is a delightful and fun read with good and positive messages for young readers. The plot revolves around a wicked villain who lives on top of a hill and who is eager to know what goes on in the castle below. The castle is filled with happiness and joy, and everyone lives peacefully. The wicked villain sends them a letter to which Mother Magnificent gives a fitting reply, and asks him to have an open mind and have A LEMON DAY. The wicked villain realizes how much he has wasted his life...

The story, written in rhyming verses, is lyrical and will fascinate readers with its rhythms and sounds. The illustrations are bright and colorful and they not only bring the scenes to life, but also the characters, making the story vivid. It's a good bedtime storybook and can also be used for interactive sessions in classrooms and school libraries. The positive messages in the story will encourage children to look into their behaviors and attitudes, and motivate them to make the right changes in their lives.

Books help children understand the concept, message, and the moral with clarity when narrated via pictures and a story. The transformation of the wicked villain and the importance of not taking life too seriously is a good lesson.

Margaret Vara Reyes

Wow, 5 Stars and yes I agree that The Lemon Day, by Emily Rays is a great choice and really does send a positive message to our youth!