The Nelly Longhair doll, the object of Isabel’s desire, is on sale at Murphy’s Toys for ten dollars. But Isabel has only fifty cents. Isabel decides to start a car wash business; she’s sure she can make money. But at the hardware store she learns that her supplies will cost five dollars! She thinks long and hard and comes up with a plan. If five of her friends will give her one dollar each, she’ll have enough. She tells her friends she’ll work very hard and believes she’ll be able to pay them back, plus extra. Her friends agree. Will Isabel be able pay them back and have enough left over for the Nelly doll?
- EIFLE Award 2009, Institute for Financial Literacy
- Rutgers University, Project on Economics and Children - Book of the Month January 2009