There's a lot of realism here. 1. Kids are relentless once they decide on lemonade stand--nothing else will do. 2. It costs a lot to get started. 3. If you're not right on with the timing and the place, business is slow. This book reminded me so much of all my daughters' lemonade stand attempts. Fictional license: The kids in the book made all the lemonade themselves and didn't ask the adults for any
It was a pleasant surprise that Jenkins had the kids bust their butts on advertising and scrape up enough money to start up, and then they didn't break even. And then they spent the money they did make! I love it. It's not a book about business. It's a book about kids taking charge and spending the day the way they want.