Brody Borrows Money

Brody Borrows Money

by Lisa Bullard, Mike Byrne
     
 

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Brody doesn't have enough money for a cool rock at the gift shop. He borrows some money from a friend, but he can't pay it back. Oops! Now Brody's dad has to help out. Sometimes Brody's dad borrows money too. He teaches Brody about when it's OK to borrow money and when it's not.

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Brody doesn't have enough money for a cool rock at the gift shop. He borrows some money from a friend, but he can't pay it back. Oops! Now Brody's dad has to help out. Sometimes Brody's dad borrows money too. He teaches Brody about when it's OK to borrow money and when it's not.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
11/01/2013
K-Gr 2—This series teaches money basics by putting diverse characters into familiar financial situations. For example, in Ella, Ella wants to earn money to purchase a $20 soccer ball. Her mom gives her $2 for allowance, of which she saves 75 cents, shares 25 cents, and puts $1 in her spend jar. Ella then does extra chores, helps neighbors, sells an old game, and finally gets the last amount from grandma after helping her clean the garage. The way the kids earn money, sell items, and interact with parents and other adults is realistic and encouraging. Some of the financials are simplified: there is never any tax to consider, and when selling candy for a camping trip, the cost of the product is not discussed-the entire sale is treated as profit. The illustrations are bold and bright and support the texts. The books all end with an appealing activity. Overall, this series would be valuable at home and at school to prompt discussions about money management.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781467707633
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/28/2013
Series:
Cloverleaf Books: Money Basics Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
9.83(w) x 10.04(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
370L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Lisa Bullard is the award-winning author of more than 60 books for children, including You Can Write a Story: A Story-Writing Recipe for Kids. She teaches writing classes at the Loft Literary Center and regularly visits schools to talk with students about story-writing. Mike Byrne grew up near Liverpool, U.K., and then moved to London to work as an illustrator by day and a crayon wielding crime fighter by night. He now lives with his wife and two cats in the countryside. He spends his day doodling and making children's books, fueled only by tea and cookies.

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