Synopses & Reviews
The Nelly Longhair doll is on sale at Murphy's Toys for ten dollars. But Isabel has only fifty cents. Isabel decides to start a car wash business; she's sure she can make money. But at the hardware store she learns that her supplies will cost five dollars! If five of her friends will invest one dollar each, she'll have enough. Will Isabel be able to pay them back and have enough left over for the Nelly doll?
"Today, with children growing up in a complex global economy, it's never too early to teach them about the value of saving and investing. Isabel's simple story about risk and reward takes an intimidating topic and makes it accessible and fun for the next generation of investors. Sheila Bair has done parents, and all of us in the financial literacy field, a valuable service with this book." Mary L. Schapiro, CEO, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and Chairman of the FINRA Investor Education Foundation
"This title is a great introduction to the economic prinicples of business loans and could be applied to concepts of stocks and the stock market." Library Media Connection
"This vividly illustrated picture book serves as math incentive, good story, and business primer." Children's Literature
Isabel wants a doll, but she can't afford it, so she borrows money from her friends, buys supplies, and has a carwash. She uses the profits to pay her friends back and buy her doll.
About the Author
Sheila C. Bair is one of the leading financial experts in the world. She has an extensive background in banking and finance and has received several honors for her published work on financial issues, including her educational writings on money and finance for children, and for professional achievement. Among the honors she has received are: Distinguished Achievement Award, Association of Education Publishers (2005); Personal Service Feature of the Year, and Author of the Month Awards, Highlights Magazine for Children (2002, 2003 and 2004); and The Treasury Medal (2002). She lives in Maryland with her husband and children. Judy Stead has worked as a teacher, graphic designer, art director, illustrator, author, and painter. She's illustrated more than a dozen children's books including Snow, Blowy Winter and Best Friends on Wheels. She lives with her family in Charlotte, NC where her "treetop" studio overlooks some of Mother Nature's wildest work.