Utterly fun and inspiring… A must-read for all business-minded children.
What begins as a weekend pool cleaning chore for his dad, becomes a full-fledged business for Chance Sterling after he sets his eyes on a stunning bike. With twelve weeks of summer holidays, Chance doesn’t have much time to save unless he braces himself and takes some chances. Chance and Addie are likable and spunky, and the unexpected developments feel both dreamy and heartwarming, as the siblings’ startup becomes a solid business. The sprightly grayscale illustrations, filled with invention and wit, compliment the story while the accompanied charts and tables explaining business terms such as revenue, costs, profit margin, and other key metrics add to both accessibility and authenticity. The challenging questions at the end of each chapter will inspire young readers to think outside the box while encouraging them to be creative and come up with new ideas. This is a business book, but the meaningful message of hard work, steadfastness, and perseverance lies at its heart. Delightful and insightful, the book deserves to be on all school library shelves.
KidVenture: Twelve Weeks To Midnight Blue
By Steve Searfoss
Pub date January 26, 2020
Price $14.99 (USD) Paperback, $1.00 Kindle edition