Common Cents: The Money in Your Pocket

Common Cents: The Money in Your Pocket

by Felicia Law, Rosie Brooks, Mike Phillips

Provides an overview on the responsibilities, enjoyment, and the importance of making money, saving money, borrowing money, spending money, and sharing money.


Provides an overview on the responsibilities, enjoyment, and the importance of making money, saving money, borrowing money, spending money, and sharing money.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
The title page screams "you're young, you're bright, and you've got money!" as the young boy and his animated piggy bank dance among the coins and bills. There is no mistaking the joy of having money to spend. When do adults need to begin to teach responsibility with money? This delightful early reader series is a tool for adults to help them introduce children to the world of money. Set in a delightful comic book format but still with more text than pictures, this volume will capture the elementary reader. Even readers with very little interest in the subject will enjoy looking through this book and will, in the process, pick up bits of information about money. The cartoonlike graphics introduce everything from earning money for chores to being an adult with a business of your own. The two-page-spread directory of self-employment jobs is excellent. In a simple to read grid format, children will see ways that they can earn money doing simple jobs around the home and neighborhood. The directory explains what the job is, what you have to do, what you need to know first, and how to judge the competition. A job such as a card and sign maker who makes signs for garage sales is included, as is a golf caddie and a pet sitter. Adults and children alike will enjoy browsing through the titles in this "My Money" series. There is an extensive index and glossary, although the glossary words are not indicated within the text, as in many nonfiction titles for this age group. "Learning more" pages include web sites and books. This is one of the best series for elementary children dealing with money. 2006, Compass Point Books, Ages 6 to 10.
—Joyce Rice

Product Details

Capstone Press
Publication date:
My Money Series
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.50(d)
960L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

Felicia Law, Children’s Author and International Publisher

Felicia Law is Publisher and Managing Director of Allegra Publishing, a established and vibrant children’s publishing company located in London, UK.

She is the author of 175 children’s books, which have been published by a range of prestigious publishers worldwide, including Penguin Books, Harper Collins, Octopus, Andre Deutsch, Hodder and Stoughton, Kingfisher, Hamlyn, E.J. Arnold and US based World Book Encyclopedia.

Additionally she has spent over 20 years heading up children’s publishing companies and divisions worldwide, having served as Editorial Director and Publisher in US, European, Arab and Chinese owned companies based both overseas and in the UK.

Felicia is also a qualified teacher who founded a flourishing and highly reputable school in London where she served as head teacher for 7 years. Subsequently she established a children’s bookstore in London.

Her market knowledge and track record in education and in writing, creating and marketing successful educational programs lies behind the success of Allegra Publishing’s dynamic and innovative publishing profile.

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