By Rana DiOrio and Emma D. Dryden
Genre: Children’s Book (ages 4-8)
When Rae witnesses an ice cream-and-doggie mishap, she’s inspired to create a big-scale solution to help get dogs clean. Rae draws on her determination, resilience, and courage until she—and everyone else in her community—learns just what it means to be an entrepreneur. Book six in the award-winning What Does It Mean To Be …?® series, What Does It Mean To Be An Entrepreneur? will be available in January 2016.
What Does It Mean To Be An Entrepreneur? is absolutely amazing. It was fun, quirky and inspiring. The illustrations are beautiful, full of vivid colors and shapes. It would definitely grab a child's attention. The message really shined through, that you can become an "entrepreneur" if you put yourself into the work. A particular quote from the book spoke to me, "...following your dream wholeheartedly and unwaveringly...even if it seems impossible." Its important that young people know not to give and that you can do anything if you want it bad enough. I would read this book to my younger siblings or any small human. Five stars.
Rana DiOrio has written her way through life–as a student, a lawyer, an investment banker, a private equity investor, and now as an author and publisher of children’s media. Her interests include practicing yoga, reading non-fiction and children’s literature, dreaming, effecting positive change, and, of course, being global, green, present, and safe. She lives in San Francisco, California with her three Little Pickles.
Emma D.Dryden lives in the home in which she grew up in New York City, where she was raised by entrepreneurs. Her father was a self-employed actor and her mother a self-employed writer/researcher. A longtime children’s book editor and publisher, Emma spent over twenty years working at a large publishing company before starting her own children’s book editorial and publishing consultancy firm, drydenbks LLC, in 2010. Books Emma has edited have won numerous awards, she’s an Advisory Board member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, and she speaks extensively on the art and craft of writing for children. Her blog, “Our Stories, Ourselves”, explores the connections between the human experience and the writing experience, and What Does It Mean To Be An Entrepreneur? is her debut picture book.
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