Cakey friends… this is a bit off topic for me, but I just have to share with you the latest “business” book I’ve read : Teeny Sweeney and the Mustache Cash. Why am I writing about it? Well, it has to do with my Easy Pralines recipe. Keep reading to find out how!
Please note – I am not being paid for this review and didn’t receive any compensation for this other than a copy of the book and a few bookmarks, pens, buttons, etc. The links in the post are Amazon links and I will earn a commission if you click through and buy but my opinions are genuine. I really do love this book!
I’m being a bit cheeky by calling this a “business book”. But if you have kids that love good chapter books and maybe they want to own their own business one day – this book is seriously perfect! I feel strange even calling this a book review… it’s mostly me gushing about how cute this book is… haha!
So here’s the story. A few months ago, Rachel from Little Lambs Books reached out to see if she could use my Pralines recipe as a bonus item for readers of their new book, Teeny Sweeney and the Mustache Cash by Amberly Kristen Clowe.
At the time, I had no idea how the book would turn outl. But after reading about Little Lamb Books and Rachel telling me that “the main character’s father, Mr. Sweeney, is a chef, food truck driver, and all-around baker of third grade treats” and his treat of choice happens to be a pecan praline, I knew I had to say yes!
As a Mommy of kids who are crazy about reading, I always love to learn of new books, authors and/or publishers who create quality, creative stories for kids and this seemed like a no-brainer.
When the book was finally finished, she sent me a copy and gosh – what a treat! The main character, Teeny is such a spunky, fun, and smart little girl… even if her ideas don’t always work out like she hopes 😉
I found myself laughing out loud when reading the book and I could easily imagine one (or more) of my kids coming up with business plans as unique as Teeny’s.
I also love that the story encourages kids to be entreprenuers and is filled with life-lessons that all kids can relate to. The fact that it’s a faith-based book is even more reason to love it – pointing kids toward God’s love and plan for our lives.
Without giving away the whole story, but here’s the blurb from Amazon:
Third-grader Teeny Sweeney has been one-upped by seemingly perfect Amanda Mayweather too many times. When their teacher assigns a project to create a business plan, Teeny knows she’s destined for success. After all, with two entrepreneurs as parents, business sense is in her blood! The best laid plans, though, often go awry. Teeny will have to learn that God’s plan is one she can always trust, and that with prayer it is possible to love everyone—even Amanda Mayweather. With Teeny, young readers will learn that even when things don’t seem to work out, you can always trust God’s plan.
Personally, I cannot wait for the next book in the series to come out. If you order a copy of the book, shoot me an email to [email protected] with “Pralines” in the subject and I’ll send you a link for a (really cute) free PDF copy of the Pralines Recipe from Mr. Sweeney.
Order your copy here or anywhere books are sold, including Walmart, Barnes & Noble, Half-Price Books, etc. If you can’t find it, be sure to ask you local librarians or local bookstore to order a copy for you!