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Children's LiteratureFrom the illustration on the title page, readers will be reminded that money does not grow on trees. Where then does it come from and how do you make it grow? This delightful early reader series will 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 how a bill circulates to how to open an online checking account. Money laundering is pictured as a thief with the traditional raccoon mask placing his money in the laundry tub. Compound interest is referred to as the magic mechanism and is illustrated with money spilling from a purple top hat as the magician waves his wand. Pages eighteen and nineteen provide photographs of some structural marvels around the world that house banks. 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.