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Lemonade in Winter: A Book About Two Kids…

Lemonade in Winter: A Book About Two Kids Counting Money

by Emily Jenkins

Other authors: G. Brian Karas (Illustrator)

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Reading all the Emily Jenkins books I can find. This one has a nice repetitive chant in it as the siblings hock their wares. The math is lost on the 2.5yo but this book would be fun to build a lesson around - and not just a numbers lesson. The kids are creative in attracting customers, even though lemonade (and limeade, and lemon-limeade) aren't typically winter beverages. They're persistent, and even when they don't succeed as the older sister hoped, the younger brother helps her see the bright side. ( )
  JennyArch | Apr 30, 2018 |
This book deals with the concept of money and making a profit. The children count coins throughout the book, spending quarters on lemonade supplies, charging 50¢ then 25¢ pet cup, counting the quarters to check their profit, and then spending the coins on popsicles. I think the book missed the opportunity to turn the problem around on the reader to encourage them to figure out the amount of money they received, instead the book went through it for them. This was a really cute story, though, and think it's very appropriate for kindergartners. ( )
  JodieWaits | Apr 17, 2018 |
Pauline and her brother John-John decide to open a lemonade (and limeade!) stand despite the icy cold weather in this engaging picture-book from author Emily Jenkins and illustrator G. Brian Karas. They spend six dollars on the supplies, and proceed to sell their drinks, first for fifty cents and then for twenty-five. At the end of the day, they've only made four dollars, but John-John isn't disturbed: four dollars can buy two popsicles!

As the sub-title of Lemonade in Winter: A Book About Two Kids Counting Money would suggest, this story of two siblings and their wintry business venture makes for a good introduction to money and basic business principles for younger children. The story itself is entertaining, as Pauline and John-John attempt to attract customers, while the artwork is appealing. A brief afterword breaks down the different denominations of coin present in US currency. Recommended to anyone looking for a book that explains coins and currency to young children, or for stories about children following through with their ideas, even when everyone around them doubts the wisdom of their venture. ( )
  AbigailAdams26 | Mar 8, 2018 |
This book is such a good text to introduce counting money, and saving money. I would definitely use it to introduce money, and counting to my students. ( )
  danimeineke | Nov 4, 2016 |
In this book two young kids decide to have a lemonade stand in winter despite their parents telling them they won't get any customers. The older sister shows the younger brother how quarters work when counting money. I would recommend this book for young readers learning how to count.
  sami_schneider | Sep 4, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375858830, Hardcover)

In a starred review, Publishers Weekly declared this delightful picture book "a beautifully restrained tribute to trust and tenderness shared by siblings; an entrepreneurship how-to that celebrates the thrill of the marketplace without shying away from its cold realities; and a parable about persistence."

A lemonade stand in winter? Yes, that's exactly what Pauline and John-John intend to have, selling lemonade and limeade--and also lemon-limeade. With a catchy refrain (Lemon lemon LIME, Lemon LIMEADE! Lemon lemon LIME, Lemon LEMONADE!), plus simple math concepts throughout, here is a read-aloud that's great for storytime and classroom use, and is sure to be a hit among the legions of Jenkins and Karas fans.

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Pauline and her brother John-John set up a stand to sell lemonade, limeade, and lemon-limeade one cold, wintry day, then try to attract customers as Pauline adds up their earnings.

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