Teaches Real-World Life Skills
One of our goals with KidVenture is to inspire kids to start their own business. Book reviewer Angela over at the A Mama's Corner Of The World blog found KidVenture: Twelve Weeks To Midnight Blue a good way to inspire kids to be entrepreneurs:
Great Book to Introduce Entrepreneurship to Children. My daughters have occasionally considered starting random business ventures over the years--babysitting, pet sitting, dog walking, etc. I wish I had found a book like this one to read with them when they were younger! In reality--I may give it to my youngest teen for her "review" just to see if it inspires her to act on some of her business ideas! The author's writing style gives readers a lot to think about--and discuss with parents or adults--as they follow Chase's adventures in launching and operating his pool cleaning business. The book offers advice, tips, ideas, and extra things to think about as Chance encounters challenges, setbacks, and successes.
Readers will Enjoy Chance's Story. The author gives the main character a strong work ethic and moral character. As Chance faced obstacles and dilemmas--the author allowed him to address and solve them through--and learn from the outcomes. As a parent, it was nice to see children learning and using many real-world life skills in the day-to-day operation of the pool cleaning business. Twelve Weeks to Midnight Blue is a fun, educational story parents will want to read with the kids. Life lessons are quickly learned, tempers and emotions stay in check, and everyone finds a happy ending.
Would I Recommend KidVenture: Twelve Weeks to Midnight Blue by Steve Searfoss. I loved how the author introduced and explained the basic business and economic ideas to readers as part of the storyline. Readers learn along with the characters without really realizing they are learning. I am a huge fan of kid business ventures--especially over the summer months. Twelve Weeks to Midnight Blue is a great series to add to your family's collection to inspire the kids to take on a venture of their own. I would recommend it for middle school-aged readers, but teens reading with younger siblings may learn a few things too!
Thank you, Angela. We too are big fans of kid business ventures!