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PThe doll Isabel wants costs more than the money she has. She decides to start a car wash business to make money. But at the hardware store she learns that her supplies will cost five dollars! She thinks long and hard and comes up with a plan.
Library Binding, 32 pages
Published March 1st 2008 by Albert Whitman & Company
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Acton
Isabel's Car Wash tells the story of a girl who uses creativity, courage, and hard work to start her own car wash. Isabel needs to make money in order to buy a doll she really wants. She doesn't have the money to buy the supplies she needs for the car wash, so she comes up with the creative and possibly risky solution of borrowing money from her friends with a promise to pay them back. On the day of the car wash, she sets a bargain price and works very hard, and her business is a success! We tho...more
Melissa
Great book for teaching shares of stock and profit and such. Cute story with an endearing main character.
Jack Cheng
Yes, by THAT Sheila Bair, who recently stepped down as chair of the FDIC. This book is about a girl who wants to buy a doll so she decides to wash cars to make money. But she needs to buy supplies so she convinces five friends to invest a dollar each in her business.

Told simply and clearly, this is a neat way for kids to understand basic principles of capitalism. Also, the story is cute.
Chak
Oct 31, 2008 Chak rated it 5 of 5 stars
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Good book to read your kid in a down economy, especially if you have to rely on them to start bringing home the bacon. Written by Sheila Bair, former Chairman of the FDIC, Professor of Finanance, former Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasure and Senior VP of the NYSE, this book teaches kids the fundamentals of investing and growing a business! Yeah, really!
Andrea Labonte
Good way to learn how to make money.
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