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Bucky the dollar bill Paperback – June 6, 2012
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About the Author
Lisa K Nakamura grew up in Hilo, Hawaii on a macadamia nut farm. Her love of words came about an early age, with nudges by Dr. Seuss and Beverly Cleary. She currently owns Allium Restaurant on Orcas Island, Washington. Her cooking resume includes time in the kitchens of Thomas Keller and David Kinch. Among her many adventures, she has studied botany, worked as a flight attendant, been a chef in Germany and Korea, and has stared down Hurricane Katrina. She is happily married and spends her time between her home in Seattle and on Orcas Island.
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I also read this to my students and they understood the importance of Bucky and his wide spread impact. We had lengthy discussions about where a Bucky may travel leaving their own personal wallet. One particular child was excited by the idea and later reported back to me that he had given one of his Bucky's to the local Comic Book shop. =-)
This is a story for children - to teach them about the importance of doing good in the world.
This is a story for adults - to remind them that no matter how busy their lives, and how global their thinking needs to be sometimes, there is good to be done and needs that must be met locally as well.
This is a story for all of those who patronize local businesses, whether by conscious thought or simply because they are there.
We are all part of a local economy, even if we've never thought ourselves so. Bucky is well written and entertaining, so much so that you can almost forget the story is teaching an important lesson.
I am so glad Lisa wrote this book - it is easy and fun to read, and makes the case for spending dollars in your local community. This is so vital in today's world that the message cannot be shared enough. I am sharing the message the book gives to its readers to all my Chamber members.
An important story, well told.
The common sense applied in this delightful book applies to every locale as the money spent locally makes life better for each community.
Beautifully illustrated to enhance the story of Bucky's travels.
I bought 10 of these Bucky the Dollar Bill books as handouts to other businesses in my community and I am sure we all benefit as Bucky makes the rounds.
A beautiful way of explaining basic economics.