Reviews for Starting a Business : Have Fun and Make Money, Library Ed.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2011 Spring
Some historical background and scientific or cultural information places the making and use of candles, knots, jewelry, and compasses in context for young readers. Each book has four chapters that culminate in step-by-step projects. Starting a Business outlines a small business plan for kids, with examples of successful young entrepreneurs. Reading list, websites. Glos., ind. [Review covers these Creative Adventure Guides titles: Get All Tied Up, Light Your Way, Starting a Business, Become an Explorer, and Get Connected.] Copyright 2011 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

School Library Journal Reviews 2010 November

Gr 5-8--It makes sense to have an adventure guide that shows how to make a compass and introduces the sport of orienteering, or focuses on the history of nautical knots, with instructions on how to tie them. Starting a business is also an adventure of sorts and justifiably needs a handbook like Mooney's that gives easy-to-follow examples of business plans and budgets or marketing options. However, it takes some imagination-stretching to see how candles and friendship bracelets fit in this series, despite solidly built historic accounts about illumination from ancient Roman times on and the significance of wampum beads to Native Americans. Aside from the 10 knots and other projects shown in All Tied Up, all of these books focus more on facts than on crafts, but the careful directions mean that the finished products have a sizable "wow!" factor. These titles can be used for curriculum support and will also be appreciated by dedicated crafters.

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