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Children's LiteratureFrom the illustration on the title page showing children working on an assembly line as coins are created and dropped into bins, with doggie looking on at all the gears and whistles, young readers will be captivated. The story of money, which has been around for over 6,000 years, is pretty dry for young readers but you will never know it from this title. Multicultural images talk about pirates and about the barter system. A two- page spread shows the gold mines of the world. The reader is shown examples of international coins, and an accompanying chart gives the names of all the strange coins. 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. This recommended title is an excellent addition to both elementary and middle school collections. 2006, Compass Point Books, Ages 6 to 10.