Book #32: The Lemonade War

I saw this book on the suggested reading list at the public library. It was suggested for third graders, and we had never read anything by Jacqueline Davies, so we gave it a shot. It’s interesting, this book. It’s about a brother and sister who normally get along, but jealousy comes between them and the situation turns into a competition to see who can sell the most lemonade. The book is almost more of a business education book for kids than anything else. It does a pretty terrific job of teaching basic business skills like competition, profit margin, advertising, retail vs. wholesale, and location. And since my little coffee-business-owner is ALL ABOUT sharpening her business acumen, we enjoyed sharing the book together. However, I don’t think we’ll ever see this one on a list of classic children’s literature. There is a sequel called The Lemonade Crime, and we will probably read it when it comes out in May 2011. It looks like it will be a novel about our legal system, and it will probably teach a good lesson, too.

I guess my opinion on this one is that it wasn’t my favorite book that we have read, but it was worth the education on running a profitable business. I would give it three out of five stars.

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