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In a starred review, Publishers Weekly declared this delightful picture book "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."A lemonade stand in winter? Yes, that's exactly what Pauline and JohnIn a starred review, Publishers Weekly declared this delightful picture book "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."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 (Lemon lemon LIME, Lemon LIMEADE! Lemon lemon LIME, Lemon LEMONADE!), plus simple math concepts throughout, here is a read-aloud that's great for storytime and classroom use, and is sure to be a hit among the legions of Jenkins and Karas fans....

Title : Lemonade in Winter: A Book About Two Kids Counting Money
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ISBN : 9780375858833
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Number of Pages : 40 Pages
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Lemonade in Winter: A Book About Two Kids Counting Money Reviews

  • Jim Erekson
    2019-06-08 16:52

    There's a lot of realism here. 1. Kids are relentless once they decide on lemonade stand--nothing else will do. 2. It costs a lot to get started. 3. If you're not right on with the timing and the place, business is slow. This book reminded me so much of all my daughters' lemonade stand attempts. Fictional license: The kids in the book made all the lemonade themselves and didn't ask the adults for any help. It was a pleasant surprise that Jenkins had the kids bust their butts on advertising and scrape up enough money to start up, and then they didn't break even. And then they spent the money they did make! I love it. It's not a book about business. It's a book about kids taking charge and spending the day the way they want.

  • Allison Campbell
    2019-06-07 18:58

    It is freezing outside when Pauline decides to open a lemonade stand. No, make that lemonade, limeade, and lemon-limeade! Her little brother, John-John eagerly joins in, while their parents warn that no one will be outside in this weather. Pauline and John-John are undeterred, and head to the store after ransacking the couch cushions for quarters. They come up with twenty-four quarters, enough for lemons, limes, sugar, and cups. A lovely illustration lays this out visually, with the quarters needed for each item beside that item. They get to work and set up their stand...and no one is outside. They try a number of strategies to attract customers, including a cute little song that is repeated on several pages. They are not bothered by the dearth of customers and appear to be having the time of their lives as they happily bellow out their lemonade song, John-John does cartwheels, and they reduce the price in a lemonade sale. Once the lemonade, limeade, and lemon-limeade run out, they total their earnings, and Pauline is dismayed to realize that they spent more than they earned! John-John helps her find the bright side to this entrepreneurial failure, and the story ends with Pauline's very concise, entertaining explanation of American currency for John-John.I read this with my five-year-old daughter, and we both loved it. We loved the soft, muted illustrations, which include sly details like John-John assembling puzzle pieces under the table before the children head outside. I have tried to get my child interested in the values of coins, to no avail, but she sat rapt through Pauline's explanation (in which she says that nickels are confusing and she wishes they were purple or something). The story is utterly positive, from the moment the kids start their project in spite of their parents' gentle warnings that winter is not the best time to sell lemonade, and the looks of joy on their faces as they attempt to lure customers are priceless. The entrepreneurial spirit, the brother-sister joint project, the creativity the children display at their stand (rewarded by their bemused neighbors), and the lesson that profit isn't the highest value would have made for a wonderful story even without the clear, engaging math lesson! Seriously, my child has shown zero interest in the value of coins, but she was hanging on every word as Pauline explained it to her little brother. Available September 11. I recommend pulling it out on a cold, snowy day when the children are getting cabin fever!Source disclosure: I received access to an early electronic edition of this title from Random House Children's Books.

  • Laura
    2019-05-18 19:19

    A brother and sister decide to open a lemonade stand in winter and they run into all the business challenges that you would expect. G. Brian Karas' illustrations are soft and perfect for this winter story. Using quarters, the children buy the materials they will need to make lemonade. After slow sales, they lower the price and at the end of the day, they discover that they have actually lost money.Perfect for teaching not just about money and counting, but also introducing basic economic and business concepts. Recommended for grades 1 and 2, it's a great choice for elementary school collections.

  • Donna Mork
    2019-06-06 21:07

    Kids have a lemonade stand in winter. They don't do well but they have enough money at the end to buy....popsicles. What else do you buy in the middle of winter.

  • Tasha
    2019-05-16 13:16

    Pauline is the one who looks out on a blustery winter day and thinks of running a lemonade stand. Her little brother John-John immediately thinks it’s a great idea, but her parents are sure it won’t work. So the kids set out to collect enough money to open their stand. They dig in the couch, search pockets, and look in their piggy banks. At the store they spend 24 quarters or six dollars on supplies. They rush back home to make the lemonade, the limeade and the lemon-limeade and then out onto the street to set up their stand. But no one comes. Then they decide to start marketing their stand more, and surprisingly, there is a market for lemonade in the snow.Jenkins has taken a picture book and inserted math in places that make sense of the story. This is one book where the math really works, the counting of coins, the discounting of items, and the profits made. It’s a book that can be read just for the cheery enjoyment of lemonade and snow too. The writing is clever with the adults constantly warning the children that it won’t work and an ending that is realistic, warm and refreshing.Karas’ illustrations are done in his signature style. I enjoyed seeing children with brown skin in a story that is not about their brown skin at all, it’s just the way they look. Karas’ art is lively and rich with small details. The careful counting of the quarters at the grocery store is just one example of how he too skillfully melded in the math with the story.A winning picture book with math at its heart, this is a story that will have you asking for some more lemonade on a winter’s day. Appropriate for ages 4-6.

  • Kelsey
    2019-05-21 16:09

    Age: 1st-2nd gradeThe cold, bitter wind is howling outside and a cozy family spends time together at the puzzle table. When all of the sudden, Pauline declares "Let's have a lemonade stand!" Although her parents are wary, Pauline and her little brother, John-John buy their supplies, make their lemonade, and set up shop. Pauline and John-John think up countless ways to draw people in to buying cold lemonade on a cold day. A perfectly constructed story that occasionally brings in counting concepts with money. This is its greatest achievement because it doesn't seem too didactic that a child looses interest. Another great feature of this book is the visual presentation of counting. For example, when the lemonade is all gone, the siblings count up their money. Pauline draws the amount of cups sold with the corresponding amount of quarters underneath it. While the story focuses on quarters, Jenkins provides a cute and effective description of the other US coins.

  • Lu Benke
    2019-05-28 16:11

    I can just picture how a teacher might use this book for presenting a math concept in context. And, what a rich context! Everything from advertising and marketing to profit and loss as well as addition, subtraction, and multiplication. Yet,I think it was as much written to share a fun situation as to teach. I would read this to kids just for the enjoyment of it. The illustrations gave me chills just thinking about drinking cold drinks on a snowy street. My favorite illustration had mom and dad looking out on the scene enjoying how their children's project was progressing. In fact, the comments from the parents were so authentic it set the stage for me to wonder how this business venture would turn out. The final page gave extra information on the different values and characteristics of currency while staying with the lighthearted mood of the story. Painless financial literacy here we come!

  • Brittany
    2019-06-10 15:06

    Book Description: Pauline and John-John decide to have a lemonade stand in the middle of winter. Young readers can learn to count coins with Pauline and John-John as they count their coins, buy ingredients and sell lemonade. Story:This book has a great concept: teaching children about money, how to count it, spend it, and save it. I think the book even does a good job in the way it presents coins and counting them and identifying their worth. But the story just didn’t really work for me. I think I would have enjoyed it more if it straight up had been set in the spring or summer time, rather than trying to be original and different by having a lemonade stand in the winter. This book is getting a lot of buzz, but I think it’s more for the concept of the book rather than story. Illustrations:I really liked the illustrations for this book and would give them four stars.

  • 22016Patrice L.
    2019-05-28 15:18

    Lemonade in Winter is a tale of two siblings who decided that they would open a Lemonade Stand in the coldest time of the year, winter. They started out with finding money around the house to buy supplies. They set up their Lemonade stand an it was a success because they understood the art of adjusting. This story teaches children of all ages that being persistent pays off. Children can also pick up Math skills such as how to count money and most importantly they learn entrepreneurship skills. This is a great book for all ages. It teaches academic skills for all ages. I would recommend this for any teacher who wants to teach math. It can also be extended into an activity for the children.

  • Dolly
    2019-06-06 20:59

    This is an entertaining, although somewhat silly story about children who attempt to make money by having a lemonade (limeade/lemon-limeade) stand in the middle of winter. The lesson about cost versus income is invaluable and I love that the money and math lesson is seamlessly worked into the story. The illustrations are colorful and cartoonish and complement the story nicely. We enjoyed reading this book together.

  • Kristine Hansen
    2019-05-31 18:52

    A valuable lesson in counting money and economics in a story guaranteed to make you cold just reading about it. I love that the kids didn't give up, but couldn't help but think they would have had popsicles without having to pay for them if they'd just stayed outside a bit longer...which was probably the point. Anyway, it's a fun book that gently teaches and is a great way to open up a conversation about businesses and expectations and all kinds of other things.

  • Chris
    2019-06-16 20:07

    Another math picture book, and it's cute. The illustrations, by G. Brian Karas are fun to peruse. A little girl and her younger brother decide to purchase ingredients, make lemonade (and limeade and lemon-limeade) and sell it outside in the blizzard. There's all sorts of math having to do with quarters and how they add up, how much they spend, and how much they make. They even have to come up with marketing and advertising ideas! Nice for first and second ... and perhaps some third graders, too.

  • Lauren Williams
    2019-06-16 16:55

    I liked this book because it was an interesting plot twist to traditional weather for selling lemonade and the traditional drink of choice to sell in the winter. The illustrations were very simple and not as bright as previous children's books I've read which was somewhat refreshing. Another great thing about this book is that it covers how to count money, specifically quarters, and what their value is. In the back of the back there's a synopsis about how money can be converted, but it's still written in a way that children can understand.

  • Sydney Martindale
    2019-05-17 21:15

    This book is great because it incorporates math concepts, like money, throughout the story. What I enjoyed most was how informative, yet entertaining this book was to read. Also, the main characters keep a positive perspective during both their troubles and triumphs which I always appreciate seeing in children’s books.

  • Amy Buthelezi
    2019-06-16 18:51

    This book teaches counting skills, particularly in the realm of money. The illustrations are inviting and there a plenty of repetitive phrases that make it easy for children to follow along. The book also describes various types of weather and seasons, and highlights the importance of working hard and basic economic ideas.

  • Jenn Swanson
    2019-05-27 16:00

    Two kids decide that since it is snowing outside they are going to set up a lemonade stand. Not the brightest idea but I enjoyed the fact that the kids had the spunk to do this. My daughter even questioned why these kids would do it when it was so cold outside. Entertaining story nonetheless. Would recommend.

  • Anna
    2019-06-12 19:11

    This book was adorable and educational for children to learn about counting money and what coin has what worth. The illustrations are great too. I also liked how at the end of the book there is a page explaining each coin and how much of what coin makes a dollar and so forth.

  • Julie Anderson
    2019-06-03 17:50

    Fun book about kids counting money. There is a page in the back of the book that describes the monetary amount of pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, and dollars. This book would be a fun way to introduce children to money.

  • Angie Quantrell
    2019-06-14 16:55

    Lemonade in winter? You bet! Two kids use money counting skills (and lemonade-making talents) to sell lemonade.

  • Mrs. Downs
    2019-06-07 18:00

    Meet a brother and sister that insist that winter is the perfect time to sell lemonade, limeade and lemon-limeaid. Learn how to count quarters a long with them.

  • Andie Siegel
    2019-06-11 17:14

    Title: Lemonade in Winter: A Book About Two Kids Counting MoneyAuthor: Emily JenkinsIllustrator: G. Brian KarasGenre: Concept BookTheme(s): Counting, Math, Siblings, BusinessOpening line/sentence: “An empty street. Outside, a mean wind blows.”Brief Book Summary: Two siblings, Pauline and John-John want to have a lemonade stand in the middle of a cold and bitter winter. They decide to have multiple flavors including lemonade and limeade, for only 50 cents a cup, which become a good slogan for them. In this story, they face hardships of the business world without many customers, but also work together in counting and sorting money as a sibling team.Professional Recommendation/Review #1: Publishers Weekly:Pauline and her little brother, John-John, are convinced that a stand selling “Lemonade and limeade—and also lemon-limeade!” will go over big, even in the middle of a bitter winter. Mom and Dad think not. But their sheer chutzpah and salesmanship (“Lemon lemon LIME, lemon LEMONADE!/ All that it will cost ya? Fifty cents a cup!”) eventually earn the duo... well, maybe not a profit, but enough for two Popsicles. The book’s clinical subtitle is a major understatement: Jenkins (Toys Come Home) and Karas (Neville) have created a book that’s richly rewarding in many ways. Yes, there are some lightly proffered money-counting lessons, but this is also 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. Moreover, it’s visually gorgeous: Karas employs an impressive repertoire of textures and a broad palette of grays and browns to convey both the icy chill and cozy interiors of winter. In real money terms, this one’s an amazing bargain. Ages 3–7. (Sept.)Professional Recommendation/Review #2: Children's Literature - Sylvia Firth:On a cold, blowing, snowy winter day a little girl named Pauline decides she wants to set up a lemonade stand outside her home. Of course her parents try to discourage her, but little brother John-John thinks it is a great idea and wants to help. The two youngsters collect all the quarters they can find (amounting to six dollars) and run off to the store for supplies. Quickly they make lemonade, limeade, and lemon-limeade, set up shop outside and set a price of fifty cents per cup. Using various antics such as cartwheels, balloon decorations, chanting at the top of their lungs as well as a sale price of twenty-five cents a cup, they finally have empty pitchers. But when Pauline counts up their earnings, it totals only four dollars. She is most unhappy because they did not make a profit. Sensibly John-John makes Pauline realize that sixteen quarters is still money and that they can use it to buy themselves popsicles. The illustrations, done with ink and colored pencils in subdued colors are just right for the story. A repeated refrain makes this ideal for story time as it enables children to actively participate. Teachers will also find the book useful for teaching math concepts, as the last page demonstrates how Pauline teaches John-John about money. Add this to the acquisition list as it is certain to be useful as well as enjoyable. Reviewer: Sylvia FirthResponse to Two Professional Reviews: I think these reviews sum up this charming concept book very well. In addition to the element of counting money, I like how the reviews mention the ability that this sibling pair has to work together in coming up with sales antics. It’s not the ending that rewards the pair, since they did not even make what they started with, but the journey they took to get there. The reviews definitely do this book justice, as they mention so many key parts that make the book great for children.Evaluation of Literary Elements: I think the repetition of certain parts of the book, like when the children say “Lemon lemon LIME, lemon lemonade!” make it a good read for younger children. It allows the young readers to hear familiar sayings so they will be able to participate in the story telling. Also, the ending has a page where it shows Pauline explaining how to count money for her younger brother, John-John which can be very helpful and is a great aspect of the book.Consideration of Instructional Application: This book can be used in a multitude of ways. First and foremost, it can be used while teaching a math lesson by using money to add up to make certain amounts. It can also be used to teach a lesson on inclusion and how to treat others, like our siblings. Pauline provides a great role model for older siblings on how to treat their younger siblings, since she takes the time to teach John-John about different subjects.

  • Gabrielle Neufeld
    2019-06-07 14:19

    I gave this book two stars because it was not very exciting. I didn't give it a lower score though because I believe it could be helpful in math classes to introduce coins.Lexile: 410LGrade Equivalent: 1.46 Traits:Illustrations

  • Leslie
    2019-05-18 14:18

    I’ll start with the less positive spin: “A Lemonade Stand in a Snowstorm? No one will be on the street! No one will want cold drinks! But Pauline and her little brother, John-John, are already jumping with the idea” (jacket copy). Their parents fail to dissuade them (not that they seemed to try too hard), so instead they bundle them up and send them to the store, gather supplies, and spend hours out of doors in the snow. Okay, that didn’t sound all that bad; even with the snow-storming outside.Here is the positive spin: In a starred review, Publishers Weekly writes: Lemonade in Winter is ”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.”The ridiculousness of the premise of a Lemonade Stand in Winter really speaks to the persistence Publishers Weekly picked up on. It is also the kind of premise kids are not going to readily ‘jump at the idea’–you hope. Just follow it with Keats’ Snowy Day.The “trust and tenderness” between the siblings–which is worth the read alone–extends to the parents. The children go to the store, account for supplies, make the drinks, set up and come up with sales and marketing schemes: they just need their parents to let them go. They also need their community. Some happen by, others go out to show support. The children do not make a profit, which I appreciate Pauline’s notice. But the two have enough for what they want, and the venture was an exciting way to spend their day. Lemonade in Winter is a sibling adventure, a small-business tale, and math lesson. It’s also nicely illustrated.The choices for warm tones for the winter scenes takes the edge off. No crisp edged blues and violets and sharp whites here. Even so, the wind lets itself be known. These kids are either crazy, determined, or both. The illustrations have just enough cartoon, a playfulness to the otherwise real depictions and the reality of money. It is frequently messy around the children. And John-John getting juice in his eye is an amusing little detail. Jenkins brings a lot of personality to the text, but Karas matches her in energy and demonstration of childhood schemes. What I found mildly distracting was how small Pauline often is, yet how mature her understanding and her command of a situation. I suppose there is a lesson in that…Lemonade in Winter is a nice departure from (money) counting books, readable in any season–though I’d recommend a hot cider for that winter read-along.*there is a nice addition in the back called “Pauline Explains Money to John-John” wherein she does that very thing.L (omphaloskepsis)

  • Ashley Green
    2019-06-16 18:50

    Jenkins, E. (2012). Lemonade in winter: a book about two kids counting money. New York: Schwartz & Wade Books. School Library Journal Review, 2012.CountingPauline and John-John has clearly been cooped up inside due to the snowy winter day, and have come up with quite the plan - they will make a lemonade stand. Lemonade, limeade, and lemon limeade, that is. Against her parents better judgment, Pauline takes her brother to the store and spends all the quarters they have counted together on supplies for their stand. John-John and Pauline sell quite a few drinks, scrupulously counting quarters to make the stand worth their while. Once Pauline explains to her brother that they ended with less quarters than they started with, he convinces her that it is still a success by his definition - enough to buy popsicles. The last page features Pauline's way of explaining money to John-John - a cute feature that makes perfect sense to kids and adults. The images in the book make you shiver a little, and remember how kids are invincible to snowy cold while on a mission. I think this is a great book to introduce a unit on counting money, or counting in general. It is also a nice book for the turn of the season, or during the winter blues. Anyone who has been stuck inside on a snow day can relate to coming up with some half-baked schemes.

  • Stephanie Croaning
    2019-06-08 15:15

    This is a wonderful book! It contains many different features that make it a very well-rounded read for kids in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade. First, it is a interesting story about a brother and sister who decide to set up a lemonade stand in the middle of winter. Not an easy task, but I love how they can't be discouraged.This story also can teach kids about small business. The siblings have to come up with the money to buy their supplies, then they learn about marketing, promotion, sales, and net versus gross income. This could pair very well with some economics lessons.And finally, it really provides some wonderful examples about counting money, specifically quarters. The repetition and methodology can really help students who struggle in this area. I especially love the final page that gives information about the different types of American currency. The descriptions really make differentiating coins more understandable. For example, pennies are described as "simple to pick out from other coins because they're copper." Nickels are "confusing" because they look like quarters but you can tell them because they have smooth edges. "Dimes are the cutest. They're tiny!"This is an exceptionally solid book that can be used for many different purposes.

  • Rilee
    2019-05-30 15:59

    In this story, two young children decide to set up a lemonade stand in the middle of winter. Despite the chilly wind, the children collect their money, make their product, and sell it on the snowy street outside of their home. The major dramatic question was clear right away in the first pages of the book. The question could be interpreted as, “Will anyone buy lemonade from the children’s stand?” The protagonists of this book were the two children. Their characters were simple and sweet. Carefree children with a supportive mother and father would identify most with this book. However, children who do not have supportive families and do not have the resources to set up a lemonade stand may find it difficult to identify with this book.This would be a great book for an elementary school teacher to use when they are teaching a unit on money and math. In the story, the children have to use math in order to find out how much money they need to buy supplies. They also count their money to see if they made any money from their stand. This book would be a fun way to teach and reinforce the value of money and mathematics.

  • Noelle Marie
    2019-06-01 20:10

    This story is about two kids, Pauline and John-John, who decide to host a lemonade stand on a frigid February day. Despite their parents protests the siblings get straight to work. The two collect all of their own quarters to purchase their lemons, limes, sugar, and cups. When they are not getting any customers the two decide they should advertise so they shout out what they are selling and how much it costs. Soon they get their first customer who buys two drinks. At fifty cents per drink they made their first dollar. As the street empties again Pauline and John-John think up new tactics to sell their drinks like entertainment, sales, and decorations. Once the pitchers are sold out they do they math and realize that they actually lost money at their lemonade stand. The language in the book is very figurative with its adjectives like "bitter air", and "mean wind".I like this book because it teaches students to be self starters.One of my favorite things about this book is at the very end titled Pauline Explains Money to John-John. It really breaks down change and dollars in a way that young kids can understand.

  • Rabia Saeed
    2019-05-19 19:12

    The book, Lemonade in Winter, by Emily Jenkins & G. Brian Karas, is a story about a brother (John-John) and sister (Pauline) who decide to have a lemonade stand in winter. The story is mostly about counting money, and doing the math of what can be bought with the amount they have. And after they have set up their lemonade stand they continue counting how much money they would get before and after the sale they put on.This is a great picture book, which teaches children to count, and do the math. It had really nice illustrations which seems like they are done by a pencil crayons, the text is clear and easy to read, the story follows a rhythmic theme of when the children sing, “Lemon lemon Lime, lemon Limeade! Lemon lemon Lime, lemon Limeade! All that it will cost ya? Twenty-five a cup! All that it will cost ya? Twenty-five a cup!” a few times throughout the story, so that kids can follow along with the story. I think it’s a great teaching tool for young children learning math and I would strongly recommend it for learning purposes.

  • Madeline Bergstrom
    2019-05-18 15:17

    This book poses a great lesson for children about the value of money and initiative. Pauline and John-John want to have a lemonade stand, but it is in the middle of winter and their parents tried to convince them that no one will want cold drinks. They decided to find enough money to buy the necessary ingredients anyway, and run a fairly successful lemonade stand despite their parent's skepticism. I really liked the story line of this book aside from the mathematical lesson it taught, yet the subtle lessons on money values seemed to give this book depth and deeper importance. I was able to create a fairly simple lesson from this book to be used in a classroom, and upon creation, discovered many more ideas that could easily be integrated into classroom instruction. I would entertain the usage of this trade book as an educational piece into an abundance of grade levels if linked to an age appropriate lesson. Overall, this book was a great children's book that could easily be used in curriculum!

  • Anna
    2019-06-14 15:06

    On a very cold winter day Pauline and her little brother decide to sell lemonade, despite their parents’ warnings that no one will want any. After collecting and counting quarters for supplies, the two get to work! But the street is bare so they come up with ways to entice customers. With a catchy jingles, sale prices and more the siblings are challenged to count their earnings and enjoy the ride even though things don’t always turn out like they had hoped.Engagement Activity requiring higher-level thinking• In small groups, students use different combinations of coins to create a dollar until they think they are unable to make any more. The come together as a class and discuss all of the different ways each group came up with.Jenkins, E., & Karas, G. B. (2012). Lemonade in winter: a book about two kids counting money. New York: Schwartz & Wade Books.