A Dollar for Penny (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)by Julie Glass, Joy Allen
Penny sets up a lemonade stand to earn money for her mother's birthday card and learns about currency.
Children's LiteraturePenny's lemonade stand is doing a booming business in this delightful book, which is designed to help children begin reading and solving basic math problems. The upbeat rhyming text and exuberant illustrations will engage and delight young children. When Penny begins selling lemonade, she charges one cent. As the day goes on, she increases the price to a nickel, a dime, a quarter, and then fifty cents. Her total profit is one dollar, which she uses to buy her mother a birthday card. The illustrations clearly show what each coin denomination looks like and its value. At the back of the book there is a chart showing how many pennies equal one nickel, how many nickels equal one dime, and so on. This book is part of the "Step into Reading + Math" series. 2000, Random House, $11.99 and $3.99. Ages 4 to 6. Reviewer: Jeanne K. Pettenati
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