Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies

Page Count: 192
Published on: May 4th 2009
Published by: HMH Books for Young Readers
Genre(s): Children's Fiction, Realistic Fiction, Academic (Science & Mathematics), Middle Grade 
Source: Print: Paperback
Age Rating: PG-8

Where To Find ItGoodreads // Amazon 

My Rating: 4 stars

Goodreads synopsis:

For a full hour, he poured lemonade. The world is a thirsty place, he thought as he nearly emptied his fourth pitcher of the day. And I am the Lemonade King.

Fourth-grader Evan Treski is people-smart. He’s good at talking with people, even grownups. His younger sister, Jessie, on the other hand, is math-smart, but not especially good with people. So when the siblings’ lemonade stand war begins, there really is no telling who will win—or even if their fight will ever end. Brimming with savvy marketing tips for making money at any business, definitions of business terms, charts, diagrams, and even math problems, this fresh, funny, emotionally charged novel subtly explores how arguments can escalate beyond anyone’s intent.


Hey guys!

          As I had said in my #CRAMATHON Wrap-Up & Mini Reviews post, my cousin Ari gave me this book after he read it for his English class in third grade..and he hated it..I don't know if the whole thing happened where he didn't enjoy the book because he was forced to read it or if it just wasn't his thing but I thought it was super cute and I think I might read the second and third books just to see what happens next. 
         This book was super cute. I could tell that The Lemonade War was exactly what elementary school teachers want their students to read. It had math in it, it had cute characters, it was short and concise, it was interesting to read, and it had a pretty satisfying ending. 

        There were only a few little quirks with the book that I found to be odd. The characters are quite young and I found that their vocabulary were quite mature for second and fourth graders. They used business terms that are odd for children to be using, and even I a twelfth grader, didn't know of most of the terms that those children used.

        Overall this book was really cute, and I really liked the characters. I could relate with Evan, because I'm not the greatest at math, but I could relate with Jessie, because when I was little I struggled to relating to people sometimes. I can empathize with the characters and I really liked how Jaqueline Davies writes. Really great story, really cute, really good story. This book would be perfect for children ages 9 to 12, they will really like it if they love children's contemporary stories.

Enjoy guys!