Chronicles the triumphs and setbacks of the second grade as they try a variety of schemes to raise money for a trip to the Statue of Liberty.
These are some very entrepreneurial kids! The story, told from the perspective of the second-grade treasurer and reporter, is humorous and full of the details and perspective of an elementary child. Fair warning, that the varied entrepreneurial endeavors do get a little long so this is probably best suited for elementary age children with a little longer attention span, who are probably the best audience for the humor anyway.
Bill Slavin has illustrated over one hundred children’s books, fiction and nonfiction. Titles include Stanley’s Party by Linda Bailey, winner of the 2004 Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award and Transformed, winner of the 2006 Norma Fleck Award. He has also written and illustrated a graphic novel trilogy entitled Elephants Never Forget. The summer of 2016 launched the release of his picture book, Who Broke the Teapot?!, a lively whodunnit picture book he both wrote and illustrated. Today he lives in Millbrook with his partner, Esperança Melo, who is also an artist and book illustrator.