Title: Chicken and Cat Clean Up
Author and Illustrator: Sara Varon
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Concepts: entrepreneurs, services
Review: Chicken operates a housekeeping business in Brooklyn, NY. Demand for his service is strong, so he asks his good friend Cat to help. Unfortunately, Cat errs on the lazy and clumsy side, so mistakes happen. Is this partnership doomed to fail, or does Cat have some redeeming qualities that could contribute to the enterprise? With its wordless format and expressive illustrations, this dynamic book serves as a useful vehicle for enticing children to create their own story and talk about what it takes to run a successful business.
Review by: Rutgers University Project on Economics and Children