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Posted May 9, 2005
How do we tell our kids about pain and suffering? This book does a remarkable job on a topic that few of us parents know how to deal with. And it does it in a positive, life affirming way. My 7-year old loved the story and had me read it to him several times over. I was so relieved to have an upbeat way to address tough issues in an age appropriate manner.
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Posted June 16, 2005
Every so often, a book comes out that has extraordinary reach and impact. Such is the case with this book. Despite grappling with an aggressive cancer, four-year-old Alex decides to open a lemonade stand in her front yard, with the proceeds going to the hospital that treated her. She reaches beyond herself to hasten a cure because ¿all kids want their tumors to go away.¿ As people learn of Alex's plucky response to her plight, the donations pour in. The following year, the 'Little Lemonade Girl' extends her idea so that children around the country can open their own stands (more than 1,000, at last count) and send proceeds to Alex's fund. With its lyrical text and bright, charming illustrations, the book takes the high road and is nothing but positive. Rather than fretting over her illness, young Alex reaches out to others. Small wonder that this book, written by Alex's parents, recently won the Benjamin Franklin Award: The Bill Fisher Prize for Best First Book in the Children's/Young Adult category. The next time someone gripes, 'But what can I do about it,' hand them a copy of Alex and the Amazing Lemonade Stand. It's a testament what one person with a vision can accomplish. Those who enjoyed this book may also enjoy another book that deals with having a vision, a goal, and a belief in oneself: Ruby Lee the Bumble Bee: A Bee's Bit of Wisdom. In it, a young girl is beset by a problem she's sure is bigger than herself. With the aid of a wise and encouraging bumble bee, she learns to rely on her own strength, and discovers a valuable life lesson in the process.
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Posted November 21, 2004
My daugher recieved this book for her birthday, she has Neuroblastoma, the same cancer that Alex had. Fortunatly, my daughter is now in remission. The book is the true story of Alex and her determination. Portions of the book's proceeds go to Alex's Foundation. Sadly, Alex lost her battle with Neuroblastoma on August 1, 2004 at the age of 8. She will forever be remembered as 'The Little Lemonade Girl' and forever loved by all.
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Posted November 29, 2012
This book is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom’s Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS’s Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling Author and; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. Parents and educators look for the Mom’s Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 11, 2012
My nephew is a survivor of this same cancer...in fact, he is "pictured" in the book...the drawing of the little boy wearing a hat (it was actually a Krispy Kreme hat) was drawn from a picture of him on his Caringbridge website. Bless Alex's family for continuing her dream!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 9, 2011
Posted July 5, 2005
The story of Alex and the Amazing Lemonade Stand is an awesome book about one courageous little girl who wanted to help find a cure for cancer. The sad thing about it, is that this book is a work of NON Fiction. Diagnosed early in her life with neuroblastoma, Alex did all she could to help 'her doctors' find a cure for this terrible disease. I had the priviledge to meet her mother at a high school convention several months ago. When she spoke, her words were powerful and meaningful. Being able to tell her daughter's life story in front of a crowd of hundreds showed extreme bravery. Not a eye in the entire room was dry. For more information on this wonderful charity, go to the website and find out what Alex Scott was all about.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 26, 2005
Posted June 29, 2005
I recently read this book and was immediately uplifted at how one small child could make such an impact to help others during her short life. My friend, Margaret Ann, lost her fourteen year old grandson, Ryan, to Neuroblastoma. I purchased this book to give to my school library in his honor. I hope that this book will inspire the students to make a positive influence with their lives and maybe even one of them will become the medical researcher that finds a cure for this or other cancers.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 28, 2004
This book was given to my 3 year old son by his friend who has cancer (in remission) after we helped them with their lemonade stand for Alex's cause. It's a great touching book. We plan to buy a copy for my son's preschool teacher.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 29, 2004
This book is a perfect example of the saying, 'When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.' It is beautifully written, with a clear purpose and message. It is a true story of a little girl who gets cancer at the age of one. When she is four she decides to help raise funds for 'her hospital' by setting up a lemonade stand, so the money can be used for research to find a cure for all pediatric cancers. She raised thousands of dollars. As I read it, I felt inspired to become a better person, I made sure my children understood the magnitude of Alex's selflessness and her commitment to help others. Alex is a philanthropist who has accomplished more in seven years than what most people accomplish in their entire adult life. I would recommend this book to all parents and children. All children today should follow Alex's example. We live in a world infested with war and hate. How refreshing to see that a child who is wise beyond her years has managed not only to fight an aggressive disease, but also has taken a difficult situation and turned it into a very positive campaign to help children everywhere. I recommend this book as a gift to other children. Let's spread the word of how ONE person can truly make a difference in the world. That's the power of caring, that's the power of one. This book is a must for all families.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 19, 2004
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