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Summary: Just the simple act of setting up a lemonade stand for charity can be the impetus for others doing something nice for someone else. This is a book that illustrates how a random act of kindness for one person can change many lives.
Type of Reading: family reading, playtime reading, read aloud book
Recommended Age: read together: 4 to 8; read yourself: 9 to 12
Interest Level: 4 to 10
Age of Child: Read with 4-year-old child.
Young Reader Reaction: Our preschooler liked following each event, seeing what the next person did for someone else.
Adult Reader Reaction: This is a nice read, written simply so that even a four-year-old can absorb the idea of pay-it-forward. The notecard in the back is a very nice touch.
Pros: The story expertly weaves a "house that jack built" type tale with a pay-it-forward theme.
Borrow or Buy: Buy! This is a great book for introducing younger children to the impact of random acts of kindness.