Age range: Kindergarten through 3rd grade.
Recommended for: This book is super funny and adorable, and it delivers the message that being open-minded in the face of disappointment can lead to unimagined possibilities. It goes deeper than this, though. The story ends with the little girl using the money she earns from her lemonade stand (yes, life gave her lemons and she made lemonade) to buy plants for a community garden rather than the robot dog she initially wanted. This could be an entry into conversations about money-related values and about building community. This book, along with its companion book When Grandpa Gives You a Toolbox , is available in English and Spanish.