The Waffle Maker
A fictional guide...
...for young teens on how to start a business. In this instance, a waffle business.
The best part of this book, for me, were the illustrations. Well done there. The story was nicely told (with errors that need to be addressed), but seemed almost clinical, detached at times from the main character, June.
While I get that June is attempting to open her own business and gets good and bad advice, support and no support, from individuals around her, she seems to have business knowledge and skills that are far and above an actual teenager. Also, there was a section about whether June should accept a business loan. Again, I get the author is attempting to make a point and trying to provide rudimentary advice on starting a business, but should this be included in a book targeted at young teens, who would not be able to get a loan in the first place?
One more thing off was the questions at the end of each section. Again, this book appears targeted to twelve and up, but the questions seemed more on par with what you would ask a five year old. This book would have been far better without those infantile questions included.
Overall, not a bad read.
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