Alex and the Amazing Lemonade Stand
This is a touching picture book story about Alex Scott. We rated this a solid four hearts.--"Bob Spear-Heartland Reviews, June 2004"
Jay Scott is the co-executive director of Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. When his daughter Alexandra decided to run a lemonade stand to help doctors find new treatments and ultimately a cure for all childhood cancers, including her own, Jay and his wife Liz supported Alex's mission every step of the way. After cancer took Alex's life, they continued Alex's legacy of hope. Alexandra
AlexScott was born in Connecticut on January 18, 1996, the second of four children. Shortly before her first birthday, Alex was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a type of childhood cancer. On her first birthday, the doctors informed Alex's parents that if she beat her cancer it was doubtful that she would ever walk again. Just two weeks later, Alex slightly moved her leg at her parents' request to kick. This was the first indication of who she would turn out to beâa determined, courageous, confident and inspiring child with big dreams and big accomplishments.
Helen F. Gregory
Should not be a kindle book2015年11月4日にアメリカ合衆国でレビュー済み
I'm totally into electronic books, and while this story is a good one that kids could benefit from, I could NEVER read this format to a child. The pages are formatted to fill about 1/8 of my iPad screen with font so small that I can barely see it much less read it. When you expand the page, before going to the next page you must click on an X at the top of the page... Very painful. Spend the extra few dollars on a hardback if you want this book. Buying the Kindle version is a total waste of money, except for the portion that might go to the foundation.
Inspirational book appropriate for young ones2019年11月15日にアメリカ合衆国でレビュー済み
Given as a gift to a young relative who set up her own lemonade stand. I pre-read to ensure appropriateness for youngsters. The book is well balanced and uplifting, focusing on the good of giving.
uplifting message on a very difficult subject2011年5月18日にアメリカ合衆国でレビュー済み
My elementary students did the musical "Lemonade!" about taking "lemons" and turning them into something positive-"lemonade". This book embodies that same spirit! A beautiful young girl (true story--see her info on alexslemonadestand.org) is stricken with a childhood cancer and finds a way to help all children with the same disease. The book does a marvelous job of telling the reader how Alex is very sick without sounding sad or morbid. I used this book as a springboard for discussion on how one young person made a big difference in the lives of others. My music students heard the message loud and clear and are planning many different ways to help others--a lesson children and grown-ups alike can learn! I HIGHLY recommend this book!