“This sprightly entry in the Make Money series [Wash Cars] has one problem: the age group most attracted to the look of the book and its simple text may be too young to actually wash cars. Still, when and if audience and book meet, this has some good information (and a few clunkers). A curly-haired boy wants a skateboard, and washing cars seems a good way to produce cash. An unseen narrator gets him set up (‘Use ecofriendly car wash soap’) and simply explains the process. There’s a bit about bartering and sharing duties with a friend. Parents might not be thrilled about the suggestion to pass out business cards door-to-door. The colorful computer artwork makes the work seem fun. This concludes with a ledger that shows kids how to count their expenses—and profits! ”—Ilene Cooper
Make Money! Be a Pet Sitter
Through trial and error and a few humourous mistakes, a girl learns how to take care of pets, find clients, and create a successful pet sitting business to earn enough money to buy her own pet.
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Make Money! Do Yard Work
Through trial and error and a few humorous mistakes, a boy learns how to do simple outside chores, get repeat customers, and create a successful yard work business to earn enough money to buy a digital music player.
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If you were a kid, could you make enough money to save up for that treasured skateboard or digital music player? The kids in these true-to-life stories learn through trial and error—and a few humorous mistakes—what it takes to make a successful business. Supports the math component of STEM by adding up the money they make and subtracting expenses. Sure to inform and inspire young entrepreneurs!READ REVIEWS
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“This series focuses on jobs children can have now as opposed to when they grow up. Each title begins with a child who wants something—a new skateboard, MP3 player, etc.—and finds a way to earn the money to buy it. The short, interesting texts cover figuring costs, finding a customer base, and advertising. They also deal with making eco-friendly choices, skills needed, and correcting mistakes, and conclude with a balance sheet of income and expenditures. The multicultural characters and cartoon-like illustrations are done in bold, fun colors. ”—Series Made Simple
“Making money by taking on a job can be a worthy goal, even for young children. This series provides advice on appropriate jobs in easy-to-understand language. Each title tells the story of a child who would like to buy something, but does not have enough money. The series covers basic business concepts; especially effective is the coverage of situations where something goes wrong or what might not be a good idea. The illustrations show the hard work as well as the satisfaction of a job well done. The text explains how money works; “Counting Your Money!” shows exactly how the money is added and subtracted to arrive at the final total. This series would make good supplemental material for math classes and would be useful reading for students interested in earning money. Bibliography. Glossary. Websites. Recommended. ”—Mary Northrup