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A Great way to Teach Kids and Make References Later on
on August 30, 2013
I was surprised that when I bought these my kids read them on their own before I had a chance to read to them. The most important book of the set is "Chore Wars." In this story, Junior borrows money from his sister to buy a movie and agrees to pay her back by doing her chores all next week. The main lesson is that when you borrow from a family member, it changes the relationship. The second lesson goes back to a biblical lesson that 'the borrower is the slave to the lender,' as happened in this story. Every time Junior wants to watch TV his sister reminds him, 'you have to do my chores; you owe me.'
Another great story was the one where Junior saves up to buy a bike. Children learn that "work is the best place to go when you need money."
Other lessons include planning before going out and having integrity. The books are fairly repetitive, but that is common among self-help stories, especially educational materials for kids, so it's to be expected. The artwork is a little weird. The shadows on the characters' clothes sometimes look like horrible sweat stains in their various creases. My oldest had a few good laughs about that.