When Tek rides up on his new bike, Hillary decides she wants one too. Her friends just laugh, because Tek's bike is expensive. But Hillary has a plan. She calls her friends together and they pool their talents for the big sale, a combination garage sale and bake sale.
This picture book offers lessons in business, cooperation, and success for upper elementary students.
Although the author is trying to suggest savings, Hillary still got immediate gratification and there is no sense of any other goals to work toward.
I liked how Hillary saved her money to get the bike she wanted. The book has a good moral: if I want something, I need to save for it. I would buy this book for my sister; she is bad about saving money.
This is a story that kids will relate to. There is always a friend who has something they want, and it's probably expensive. I liked that the kids opened savings accounts with their earnings (each got $182) and that they donated the leftover items to charity. What was disappointing though, was that Hillary immediately spent the money on a bike.
This is a picture book story that offers lessons in friendship, business, and personal discovery.
The story is a step-by-step process with great detail about how Hillary and her friends created the big sale. The author also includes a guide for creating a fund-raising project of their own.
9 to 12
6 to 12
Read by a 10-year-old child at Effort Baptist Church as part of the Children's Ministry and Use Your ABCs project.
Borrow. The story offers a helpful lesson in setting and reaching goals; it also introduces the idea of saving money.