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When Times Are Tough

4.15 of 5 stars 4.15  ·  rating details  ·  13 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Why can't I buy new toys? Why do we eat at home more often? Why aren't we going on vacation this year? When times are tough, it is difficult for children to understand why things change. This book follows a fictional family that faces very real economic challenges, and shows how they are able to overcome each one together. A timeless and reassuring tale with an optimistic ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published January 1st 2009 by Cambridge Brickhouse/CBH Books
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I'm glad I read this book before I read it to my little one. She had many questions and I needed to be ready for them. My parents lived through the Great Depression, standing in bread lines, going to the railroad tracks to pick up fallen coal, doing any work whatever to put food on the table. Reading this book brought back memories of the tales my parents told me. And yet, sadly, this book is about today. It's hard to think that we are suffering again. And yet - the author wrote so beautifully o ...more
Excelente recomendaciones de lo que pueden ser familias sufriendo dificultades economicas.
Considering today's economic circumstances, this book couldn't have been released at a better time. It helps parents explain to their children why things aren't like they used to be. They may not be able to go on vacation anymore and buy new toys, but at least they have each other. Times are tough, but we will get through them.
A great book that subtly explains to children about changes that occur "When Times Are Tough" for a family.
Ayana Mishelle
a great book to read to help students understand tough economic times, This has a happy ending.
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