“Hercules Quick longs to buy a box of magic tricks he has seen in a toy shop window. The box costs a lot of money.
‘How much money do I have in my piggy bank?’ he asks.
‘Actually,’ says Aunt Alligator, ‘you don’t have money or a piggy bank, Hercules.’
Hercules Quick needs a job. Luckily, he has plenty of neighbours who might need help. From babysitting to singing, no task is too small. A hilarious story about an ordinary boy and some very real magic from the highly acclaimed creators of The Terrible Plop.”
This story from Ursula Dubosarsky and Andrew Joyner is quite the satisfying read. This collection of six chapters for children offers a superb transition. If you’re helping your kid transition from picture books to chapter book, this is the best go-between.
Hercules Quick is a wonderful book, full of colour illustrations. The story of Hercules doing jobs is beautiful, as he never complains, pushing him towards weird tasks. The story is quite funny, which is a good complement for teaching kids financial literacy.
The book is great for children ages 7 to 9. If you have an early reader with you, this will surely work.