Lemonade in Winter
A Book About Two Kids Counting Money
a picture book; illustrations by G. Brian Karas. Random/Schwartz & Wade, 2012.
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, plus simple math concepts throughout, here is a read-aloud that's great for storytime and classroom use.
For teacher resources, click here; and for school visits, here.
Here is artist G. Brian Karas's blog post on how he did the art for Lemonade in Winter.
What People Say about Lemonade in Winter:
"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...In real money terms, this one's an amazing bargain." -- starred review, Publishers Weekly
"This quirky tale is a boon for young entrepreneurs, who will enjoy looking at the humorous details in the pictures as much as working out the math after each sale." -- starred review, School Library Journal
"A tale of ingenenuity, youthful determination and marvelous math." -- Kirkus
"Karas's pencil and ink drawings perfectly reflect the feeling and color of winter without any of the gloom... The text works on two levels: it's an engaging story and a math lesson." -- The Horn Book