Wednesday's entrepreneurial spirit is infectious! Beyond the fun, inventive plot, this book does a great job of introducing (and explaining) advanced vocabulary, business concepts, and stereotypes. It also features a diverse cast of characters and fun illustrations by Morgan Goble! — Virginia Edinger
In the first entertaining installment in a new early chapter book series, one unfortunate kale incident isn't enough to stop the unbeatable Wednesday Wilson from pursuing her entrepreneurial dreams --- or is it?The most important thing to know about Wednesday Wilson is that she's an entrepreneur. She hasn't started any businesses yet, but she's pretty sure today is the day. She and her best friend, Charlie (Wednesday's future Vice President of Operations), with some help from her little brother, Mister, have made a list of potential businesses. But before they get to move forward on one, there's an unfortunate incident in class with the Emmas (whose last initials happen to spell M.E.A.N.) involving a bearded dragon named Morten and a piece of kale . . . it's a long story. It figures that Wednesday's archnemeses would be the ones to mess up her plans! But maybe all is not lost. Maybe this is just the opportunity Wednesday and her friends needed to come up with a brilliant business idea that will save the day and make them millionaires. Or . . . not?With its fresh voice, diverse cast of lovable and relatable characters and delightfully determined heroine, Bree Galbraith's illustrated early chapter book series hits the spot for beginning readers (and their grown-ups!). Endearing black-and-white drawings by Morgan Goble add nuance and clarity and help guide the story forward for early readers. Definitions of vocabulary words, all related to business, appear as footnotes throughout the text.
About the Author
Bree Galbraith is a children's book author whose critically acclaimed picture books include Usha and the Stolen Sun, Milo and Georgie and Once Upon a Balloon. Bree holds a master's degree in creative writing from the University of British Columbia. She lives with her family in Vancouver, Canada.
Wednesday is funny and charming and sure to win over readers, especially fans of Ramona Quimby, Marty McGuire, and Clementine.—School Library Journal
A series opener for young fans of Shark Tank and anyone who enjoys bringing ideas to life.—Kirkus Reviews