In the last few days of summer, Evan and his younger sister Jessie are trying to find a way to spent their time. Jessie is looking forward to starting school again; she's glad to be starting the fourth grade after not having a great time in grade two the year before. Evan isn't so happy. He's going into grade four, too, and Jessie is going to be be in his class. He isn't good at school the same way that Jessie is, and he's afraid that she's going to make him look dumb. Jessie, though, doesn't know why Evan is so unhappy and just wants everything to be the same as it was before. She gets the idea to challenge him to a lemonade selling contest: whoever makes the most money will win. The stakes are high in this brother-sister war, and neither one is going to back down.
In addition to a fun story, there are a lot of practical business tips for kids sprinkled throughout the action. As Jessie, Evan and their friends learn these business principles, they are shared with and explained to the reader. A follow-up book, The Lemonade Crime, will be published in 2011, and it picks up right where this book leaves off. (Look for my take on that book coming tomorrow).
Find it at IndieBound.
Read it with:
The Lemonade Crime by Jacqueline Davies
The Boy Who Drew Birds by Jacqueline Davies
Digging Up Trouble by Kim Wayans
Lunch Money by Andrew Clements
Lemonade for Sale by Bettina Ling