Gr 2-4 Adler clearly presents the business of banking in this book. His explanations are simple and easy to understand. The history of banking is included. The black-and-white illustrations are cartoon-like and lighten the text. New vocabulary , such as currency and interest, is printed in bold type and explained in context. Few books on banks and banking are available, and this one, with its up-to-date content, is a good one. Harriet Otto, Cheyenne Public Schools, Wyo.