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The Resource Isabel's car wa$h, Sheila Bair ; illustrated by Judy Stead

Isabel's car wa$h, Sheila Bair ; illustrated by Judy Stead

Label
Isabel's car wa$h
Title
Isabel's car wa$h
Statement of responsibility
Sheila Bair ; illustrated by Judy Stead
Title variation
Isabel's car wash
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
To earn money to buy a doll that she wants, Isabel starts a car wash business with money invested by her friends, hoping to make a profit for everyone. Includes information on selling shares in a business
Review
K-Gr 4— Isabel wants to buy a doll that costs 10 dollars, but she only has 50 cents. She looks around for a way to earn the money and settles on washing cars. At the hardware store, she discovers that the necessary soap and "shammies" will cost five dollars. She asks five friends to each give her a dollar, promising that she'll soon return it plus a little more, and uses the money to buy the supplies. Isabel is a hard worker and her business takes off. At the end of the day, she has 20 dollars. Keeping half for herself, she pays each friend two dollars. Everybody wins: Isabel earns enough for the doll and her investors make a profit doing nothing at all. It's American capitalism at work! The cartoon illustrations look rather 1950s-ish, featuring characters with long, skinny limbs and large, round faces. The pictures are colorful and help simplify this rather wordy book about a complicated topic. An author's note explains stock-market basics. This is a good primer for budding entrepreneurs.—Ieva Bates, Ann Arbor District Library, MI --Ieva Bates (Reviewed June 1, 2008) (School Library Journal, vol 54, issue 6, p94)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
266493
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bair, Sheila
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.B1617
LC item number
Is 2008
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 0
  • 4
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Stead, Judy
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Car washes
  • Business enterprises
  • Car washes
  • Moneymaking projects
  • Business enterprises
  • Business enterprises
  • Car washes
Target audience
primary
Label
Isabel's car wa$h, Sheila Bair ; illustrated by Judy Stead
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn178102048
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780807536537
Lccn
2007030956
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)178102048
Label
Isabel's car wa$h, Sheila Bair ; illustrated by Judy Stead
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn178102048
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780807536537
Lccn
2007030956
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)178102048

Library Locations

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