A child with a knack for solving problems helps some hungry fish and finds a treasure. Illustrated folk tale teaches how to spot opportunities to help others and make money; comes with ideas for businesses; money-making activities; and online resources on finding customers, managing money, job ideas, and moving up in an organization (for kids ages 4 and up). Young children will be captivated by the story; older ones will want to apply the things they learn about business. Teach someone to fish. This how-to book on work bridges the gap between what kids learn in school about jobs, careers, small business, finance, economics, and what they should know (how to serve others).
The Bridge of the Golden Wood is a lovely retelling of a folk tale about earning a living. The illustrations are beautiful and the simple story of a boy taking the advice of an old woman and clearing a log to enable fish to eat demonstrates how helping others can result in a treasure. I love the simplicity of this story. I gave this four stars because of the visibility of the words on the page.