Third Book in the Startup Squad


Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. 

We have had the pleasure of sharing The Startup Squad series with you since it began. This fun multicultural middle grades novel series is about four friends who work together to start businesses. Each book is full of fun, mistakes, friendship, and entrepreneur ideas for kids. Today's is no exception. It is The Startup Squad: Party Problems by Brian Weisfeld and Nicole C. Kear. 

From the Publisher:

Girls mean business in the third novel of this series about friendship and entrepreneurship that Katherine Applegate, Newbery Medal-winning author of The One and Only Ivan, calls “A great read!”

All four friends in the Startup Squad want to raise money—but when they can’t agree on what business to start next, they strike off on their own. Didi’s idea seems perfect: making place cards for a wedding.

But after the wedding planner gets sick, Didi finds herself in charge of everything—and then the caterer cancels and the band goes missing! Didi’s business is turning from a dream to a disaster. Will the Startup Squad come together in time to save the wedding?

Each book in this middle-grade series by Brian Weisfeld and Nicole C. Kear also features tips for kids starting or running their first businesses, plus a profile of a real-life tween girl CEO.

From Me:

I love that the girls not only have different cultures but also very different personalities. Although they struggle at time to keep peace in their group they also accept each other's differences most of the time. The overall message in this one is that a group needs different talents to succeed. Each girl finds her own strength and talent and helps one another. Another big lesson is finding something you enjoy. These are such important life lessons as well as friendship lessons. 

Although I cannot imagine asking a twelve-year-old to take over the planning of a wedding one week prior to the wedding, I love how this series always shows these girls starting their own businesses to make money for different reasons. I love that the group pulls together when the chips are down and even find more friends to help. It is truly a fun book and has so many lessons throughout it as well as laughs. I hope you will check it out!