Title: One Fine Trade
Author: Bobbi Miller
Illustrator: Will Hillenbrand
Publisher: Holiday House
Concepts: Trade, barter.
Review: Bargaining for just the right trade takes a special talent, and George Piney Woods has got it. Not only does he make a living as the best peddler around, but he also helps out his family members with his bartering skills. When his soon-to-be married daughter asks him to trade her rail-thin horse for a sparkling silver dollar so she can buy a wedding dress, George Piney Woods eagerly embarks on this important mission. Unfortunately the people he encounters have no silver dollars, but they do have other items that could make a fine trade. Will the series of exchanges ultimately lead to what he wants?
The stimulating plot and amusing illustrations make this book an ideal selection for teaching children about trade and barter. These concepts are among the first economics lessons introduced to children in elementary school and in their own daily lives. One Fine Trade offers a new, refreshing choice for communicating to children the potential benefits of voluntary exchange.
Review by: Rutgers University Project on Economics and Children