Thanks for the amazing book!
Meet Charley and Otis, two lovable bulldogs with two very different personalities! Charley likes to work hard and play hard–but Otis likes to do a whole lot of relaxing. In this delightful story, see what happens when Charley’s fruit stand begins to earn Charley some extra spending money . . . and a new toy to boot!
Thanks for the amazing book!
I wanted my kids to learn about working for what they want because it wasn’t a lesson I learned as a kid. They were excited to get their book and read Charley making a fruit stand. They listened to the whole story. I’ll be ordering again soon.
My son is 4 and this is one of his favorite books. I got it for him when he was 3 and he's still a fan more than a year later. He has more than 100 books on his book shelf and this is one he goes for all the time when we read before bed. It's a fun story with great lessons and a great way to plant seeds of success in your children starting at an early age.
As a mother to two young children and a former elementary teacher, I appreciate any book/movie/resource etc. that teaches work ethic and determination. I loved that the dogs began working together at the end. I also liked how the characters mentioned “saving most of their money” but still spending and enjoying some. Managing your income is a life long skill that a lot of people don’t learn until adulthood.
This book does a great job of laying the ground work for many life lessons. Many adults would greatly benefit by taking these simple messages to task!
After doing many speaking engagements, I was getting tired of people not taking action with the knowledge I would give. Awhile back, I spoke at Sundance Film Festival, and on the way home, I realized why they weren’t taking action…
You can talk to adults all you want, but once their values are set, they’re set. It’s hard to get people to change the way they do things when they’ve been taught a certain way their entire life.
I immediately thought I should write books for teenagers … But as I thought more and more about it, I determined their values are already created and set by the time they are teenagers.
As we were about to land back home in St. Louis, I said to my wife and Tyler, jokingly, “We should be writing children’s books.” As soon as I said it, I knew that is exactly what I needed to do.
If you can catch someone in the beginning of their life, before they have specific values set in stone, you can truly make a huge difference. The purpose of these books are to provide parents with a tool to teach their children the principles needed to be successful, in a way that they can relate and understand at a young age.
Age Range: 4 – 8 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 3
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: W.I. Creative Publishing (imprint of Wise Ink Creative Publishing); 2 edition (January 9, 2017)
Product Dimensions:9 x 0.3 x 9.1 inches