The Bridge of the Golden Wood by Karl Beckstrand

I received this book from the author for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.

The Synopsis:

 A child with a knack for solving problems helps some hungry fish and finds a treasure. Illustrated folk tale teaches how to spot opportunities to help people and make money. Comes with money-making activities; ideas for businesses; and online resources on finding customers, managing money, and moving up in an organization (for ages 5 and up). Young children will be captivated by the story; older ones will want to apply the things they learn.


The Bridge of the Golden Wood encourages kids how to think for themselves and make some money using gifts, ideas, and suggestions from others while also thinking of others at the same time.

The illustrations throughout the book are absolutely lovely and brings to life the story of the boy in a peacefully, enchanting way. The story is fast-paced and would do well for children with short attention spans but is also fulfilling enough for children who are a bit older.

The extra activities and “money-making” ideas at the end of the book are also a nice touches to get the kids motivated to be like the boy in the story, and helps them use their imagination as well as to be creative. So overall, I give The Bridge of the Golden Wood 4 out of 5 stars.

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