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Most of the country is in the middle of a huge winter storm, and "Lemonade in the Winter" by Emily Jenkins and illustrated by G. Brian Karas is the perfect book for snuggling and family reading time. Who would want to drink cold lemonade in this weather?

A brother and sister decide that setting up a lemonade stand on a clod and blowy snowy day is a great idea. Mom and Dad aren't so sure. Pauline and her brother collect all of their quarters from around the house and go to the store to buy supplies for their lemonade stand. They set up their stand, and attract attention with all kinds of funny antics. Cartwheels, balloons, and chanting attract a few customers during the day. They count their earnings at the end of the day, and show earnings at $4.00. They are disappointed that they did not make a profit, but they earned enough to buy two popsicles.

This is a beautiful picture book with its illustrations that are done in winter pale colors with ink and colored pencils. The chants with its repeating words offer an interactive reading experience for young children. "Lemonade in Winter" also offers the bonus of teaching concepts of money management and counting. The lesson of determination to succeed is also a bonus lesson for young children.

"Lemonade in Winter" by Emily Jenkins was published by Random House Children's Books, and has an ISBN of 9780375858833. It is recommended for ages 3-7.

Pick up this fun read-aloud this winter for a great family reading experience. Check out the included video for other great read-alouds for ages 3-5.


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