Sunday, December 23, 2012

Lemonade in Winter by Emily Jenkins

Pauline and John-John are all excited about the idea of a lemonade stand.  Who cares if it's winter?

Schwartz & Wade sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you).  The book has been published, so check with your local bookstore for a copy.

I found this to be a charming story.  The children decide to do the stand despite the weather.  They dig up all the money they have and any they can find in the cushions and go a shopping spree for supplies.  Then they set up their stand.

They have a few sales but not many people are out and about in the cold weather.  Their various marketing tactics are amusing and effective both.  While it doesn't turn out quite like they planned, they make the most of their proceeds and feel very proud of accomplishing their goals.

This author does a very good job of inserting counting into the money collection.  There is also a reference page in the back that talks about money sizes, values, and more.  Training your child with lemonade money will make it more fun.

Happy reading.

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