Slightly Used Parents

What’s more fun than selling lemonade at a lemonade stand? Selling your parents at a lemonade stand. Slightly Used Parents is a rhyming picture book that will show your kids that the best way to change something they don’t like, is to first change themselves. This is a quick read, great for kids ages 4-8 that will teach kids about irony, sales terms, thinking outside of the box, and will also help kids see the value in their parents’ strict ways.

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Growing up, my Dad owned a used car dealership. Everyday I would see brightly colored graphics, business collateral, office supplies, and advertisements. I have always wanted to incorporate the graphics, entrepreneurial madness, and sales aspect into one of my books but I never knew how. Then one day, when my kids were upset with my wife and I for enforcing some new rule, I had the feeling the kids would be totally fine selling and/or replacing us. Combining elements of my childhood and aspects of raising wild animals known as children, the idea for “Slightly Used Parents” came together. 


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