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It Began with Lemonade

What's the problem here? A young entrepreneur, her skin brown and her heart wide open, is not discouraged when she cannot find a location for her lemonade stand. Though she feels as “terrible as a turnip,” she pushes on and finds the ideal place to pitch her business. For young fans of all modes of transportation, steamboats, tugboats, skiffs, and submarines line up for miles, and like every good proprietor, the child stays open as long as she can, then rumbles home to dream of the next day’s business. An exhilarating lesson on problem-solving and perseverance.
Age Groups: Big Kids, Little Kids
Skills: Problem Solving
Author: Written by Gideon Sterer and illustrated by Lian Cho

Discussion Questions

  • Have you ever had an idea for a business? Tell me about it!
  • What problems does the entrepreneur in the story try to solve? What challenges does she face along the way?
  • Did anything surprise you about the story?
  • What lessons can we learn from her story?