Reading, Learning & Fun Come Together
Many thanks to Debbie at Pick A Good Book for her review of KidVenture: Twelve Weeks To Midnight Blue.
Here is an excerpt of the review:
If you haven’t read the description, this is a story about Chance, a boy who wants a new bike. The problem is that he will only get it if he figures out a way to purchase it himself. As an example of how this story goes, Chance is earning money for cleaning the family pool. And like any growing “wage earner”, in time he decides it’s time to ask for a raise. He gives his dad the reasons why he’s going to charge more and the following conversation occurs:
Again Chance gives the reasons and holds firm to the pay he wants.
His dad counters and offers to pay him $15, but Chance holds firm to the $20 he’s requesting. And then the next learning opportunity happens.
“I’ll do it for $10!” my sister suddenly interjected.
Suddenly Chance realizes that $15 is better than being out of a job. And surprisingly his dad agrees and they shake on it. But where does that leave the little sister who offered less to do the same job? She let’s her dad know she’s not too pleased with what just happened. Below is her dad’s response.
“Well, I already know he can do the job, and I’d rather stick with one vendor right now.”
And voila. The opportunity is opened up to talk about vendors.
I see this as a fun tool to be read together, since it opens up so many opportunities for discussions.
If you're a teacher or educator, do read the full book review as Debbie goes into more detail on how KidVenture: Twelve Weeks To Midnight Blue can be used as a tool to help teach kids about business and becoming a young entrepreneur.
Debbie's thoughtful review is much appreciated. Check out her book review blog for more reviews across all kinds of genres. If you're an avid reader like she is, you'll surely enjoy her picks.