When the Tuttle Twins learn that their friend Amy will have to shut down her food truck due to new regulations, the nine-year-olds organize a protest to raise public awareness and get the protectionist law repealed.
The Tuttle Twins and the Food Truck Fiasco by Connor Boyack, illustrated by Elijah Stanfield, demonstrates common problems faced by real-life small business owners when government passes over-burdensome, protectionist laws. And if that sentence sounded like Greek to you, don't worry; the Tuttle Twins series simplifies and explains economics, law, and history in a way accessible to children 5-11 (and their parents!). Food Truck Fiasco shows how protectionism interferes with competition and the free market in a perfect mix of simplification and specific examples. As the Tuttle Twins talk to food truck owners, they see burdensome laws in action, such as:
- Laws restricting where food trucks can operate, and forcing them to rotate locations
- Laws requiring overly expensive equipment, impacting profits
- Laws preventing food trucks from pricing their goods lower than restaurants
After the story, a glossary of terms, discussion questions, and link to an activity workbook encourages readers to explore free market issues further.
The best part? Food Truck Fiasco sends the message that young people, both boys and girls, can make a difference NOW.
Get your copy of The Tuttle Twins and the Food Truck Fiasco by Connor Boyack for $9.99, or buy the entire 4 book series and workbooks at a discount ($35.99) at [ TuttleTwins.com ]. If you purchase 5 or more of Food Fiasco, you get a 25% discount.
Author Connor Boyack is a homeschooling father and founder of think tank Libertas Institute. Take a look at his other books on [ Amazon ]
Illustrator Elijah Stanfield owns Red House Motion Imaging.
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