Thursday, January 3, 2013

Picture Book Review: Lemonade in Winter

Lemonade in Winter: A Book About Two Kids Counting Money

Lemonade in Winter:  A Book About Two Kids Counting Money
Written by:  Emily Jenkins
Illustrated by: G. Brian Karas
Published by: Schwartz and Wade, 2012

* A lemonade stand in winter?!  Yes, that is what Pauline and John-John decide to do.  Even though their parents tell them that no one will be on the street and no one will want a cold drink.  But the kids collect their money and go to the story to buy supplies to make lemonade, limeade, and lemon-limeade.  They do end up selling some drinks and chant a catchy little advertising slogan.

This is a great book that I can see being used in classrooms when learning about money.  There's counting change, equivalents, adding, and subtracting.  As we read the book we had my 4 year old and 6 year old computing how much money the kids had altogether, how much the supplies cost, and how much money the kids made.  Of course this has already had my daughter talk about selling lemonade!  Besides being a "counting" book this book had cute illustrations and a good story line.  This was a book that we all enjoyed.

This book was borrowed from the library.

Family Rating: 1 1/2 thumbs up.

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