It’s the simple story of a grandmother, mother, and daughter who lost everything in a house fire. They began rebuilding their lives piece by piece, dreaming of the day when they would be able to afford a nice plush chair to sit in and relax at the end of the day.
They started saving for the chair penny by penny, nickel by nickel, and quarter by quarter. Each day, they would deposit any extra coins they could scrounge up from a long day’s work into a big glass jar. Slowly ever so slowly, all of those coins added up to enough to pay cash for a beautiful new chair.
This book depicts the rewards of hard work, sacrifice, and paying cash — an almost lost art in this day and age. And it would be an excellent springboard for a discussion on many topics related to finances, work ethic, simple living, and contentment.
Have you read any great books (children’s books or otherwise) recently?