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Dirt Cheap

A young entrepreneur sets out to earn some money and discovers the value of a dollar (and of dirt)! Birdie doesn't know much about money. All she knows is that she wants a new soccer ball that costs $24.95. The fastest way to that $24.95 is going into sales, but what to sell? All her belongings? Not much of a market for those.... Birdie needs something that she has in abundance and that everyone needs. So when she sees everyone in her neighborhood working on their yards, she realizes she's hit pay dirt. Literally!

Soon Birdie is raking in the dough, with profits of all varieties: quarters, dimes, nickels, pennies, even dollar bills! Now she can buy that soccer ball, but does her business plan have any holes? This industrious tale about striking it rich is perfect for fans of Lemonade in Winter, The Most Magnificent Thing, and Rosie Revere, Engineer.

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"Hoffmann cleverly intertwines early math skills with messages of working toward goals and problem-solving. Readers will learn alongside Birdie different ways to add up change. Birdie’s approachable, can-do attitude plays well off the narrator-knows-best tone to create some genuine comedy. The gently absurd illustrations offer a lush suburban landscape [and] expressive scenes.... Worth it, dirt and all." — Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

Recommended Age 4 - 8
Author Mark Hoffmann
Illustrator Mark Hoffmann
ISBN 1524719943
Publication Date Apr 21, 2020
Publisher Knopf Books for Young Readers
Language English