Reviewed by Mashiya C. (age 8)
The reason they don't have a chair is because their apartment burned down in a fire. They moved to Aunt Ida's building and got an apartment downstairs. When they moved into the building the neighbors helped by giving food, furniture, and dishes.
The little girl and her family saved money by putting all the change they had in a jar. It took a long time to save enough but they finally filled the jar. With the money they went to the store and bought a new, beautiful, soft chair made of velvet with roses all over it. They finally got the chair they wanted!
I liked this story because the girl was able to save enough money to buy what she needed and wanted. I didn't like it when the apartment burned down because they had nothing left. Fortunately eveyone was safe and the neighbors were able to help them. This is a story about people helping each other and waiting patiently for things that they want. This is a good book for families to read because it shows how they can work together.