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Put It on the List! / by Kristen Darbyshire


Title: Put It on the List!
Author: Kristen Darbyshire
Publisher: Dutton Children's
ISBN: 978-0-525-47906-2
Year: 2009

Concepts: consumers, shopping, goods

Review:
Like so many households, the chicken family keeps running out of food items and daily essentials. No syrup to go with the pancakes on Monday, no toothpaste to go with the toothbrushes on Tuesday, and no milk to go with the cookies on Wednesday.  What a relief when it’s finally shopping day on Thursday.  But the chickens learn the hard way (what, no toilet paper?!) that shopping without a list quickly leads to the same problem.  This amusing book provides a good opportunity to introduce young children to some basic concepts in economics, including consumers, goods, and household work.    

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