by Jon Agee
Otis has sold everything in his antiques shop and is about to close up when a wealthy woman walks in and asks what's for sale. Otis simply replies, "Nothing." He has nothing left. When the woman hears this, she replies, "I have a lot of things, but I've never had nothing. I'll pay you three hundred dollars!"
Otis believes it is a ridiculous request, but the words of his father come to his mind, "The customer is always right." So Otis packs up nothing and the town's richest woman drives away with $300 worth of nothing.
News of her stylish purchase travels fast and soon everyone will do anything to get nothing.
I love this book. It's a great story to talk to kids about how the latest trend may not be worth what we think it is at the time. And maybe it's a good lesson for us, too?
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