Fun Way To Learn About Business
Received a very thoughtful review from photographer and former journalist Lisa Howeler. Here is an excerpt:
12 Weeks to Midnight is the perfect book for parents to give to their children to help them learn in a fun way about what all goes into running a business. The story is entertaining and educational at the same time, which is exactly what a young person would like. The book is simply written but with a good, complex story. I would say this book is for children between the ages of 8 and 13.
The reader is shown how to start, run, and keep a business going through Chance Sterling’s journey to earn money enough to buy a new bike. The scenarios and hurdles Chance has to work through and climb over are lessons that even adults should keep in mind when trying to launch their own business...This book presents a stripped down lesson on economics at the basic level, including investments, earnings, expenses, and overall profit.
What I really liked about the book is that at the end of each chapter the author asks the reader what they would do if they were in the shoes of the character. It’s a great way to really help a young person think through not only Chance’s journey, but their own.
As a parent, I absolutely love books for children and pre-teens that has a message that can be delivered in a fun and non-preaching way, which is why I really enjoyed 12 Weeks to Midnight Blue and highly recommend it for children and even for parents. Even parents could use a reminder about what it takes to run a business.
Thank you, Lisa. Check out her blog, Boondock Ramblings for more book reviews and some great photos.