The objective of the series is to introduce children (ages K-4) to real world life skills which build and develop character and are valuable for growth and success into adolescence and adulthood. It is important to begin laying the bricks of the foundation early. Research and interviews of many early childhood educators and librarians brought awareness to the current lack of resources for young children in this area. The inspiration for each life skill lesson in the series is a collection of Abbey's personal experiences coupled with information from her team of early childhood educators.
Life skills the series aims to cover, but are not limited to, are:
5) Time management
8) Taking care of health
9) Failing & Persevering
10) Money management
The first book of the series centers around ambition.
While selling lemonade to her neighborhood friends on an ordinary Saturday, Abbey is required to halt operations and travel to the city when her mom is faced with an emergency at her bakery. Abbey's trip to the bakery reveals a side of her mom she has never seen. Through the experience, Abbey is empowered, and discovers she can create her own dreams and work to achieve them.
Ambitious Abbey Takes the Lead
The second book of the series centers around leadership.
Throughout her day at school, Abbey realizes that no one is responding to the needs that are popping up everywhere around the building. She takes a stand and makes a difference, allowing her leadership qualities to shine bright through her actions. Abbey discovers that as she takes the lead and sets the example, others are moved to follow!