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Packed with information and insights into American money, this book will show readers how money earned ...
Packed with information and insights into American money, this book will show readers how money earned can be transformed into something wonderful. Kid-friendly introduction to U.S. currency. Describes math equivalencies and gives insight into buying power. Teachers' Guide available at www.tricyclepress.com. Reviews"Promoting the rewards of hard work along with exposing readers to the look and uses of money, plus a bit of arithmetic, this makes salutary reading on more than one level."-Kirkus Reviews
This book introduces American coins and paper money in a clear and entertaining way. A group of children from a variety of ethnic backgrounds is hard at work earning money, saving, and planning for a neighborhood clubhouse. Readers see the purchasing power of the different coins and bills in terms of nails, screws, marking pencils, sandpaper, and other building supplies. They also view different ways that coins can be combined to equal a nickel, dime, quarter, dollar, etc. Children will have fun counting the coins and guessing what the next coin or bill will be. The text is well paced, and the layout is attractive, although occasionally busy. The colorful, average-quality, computer-generated cartoons have child appeal. The scanned images of coins and bills are accurate, and an author's note provides information about less-common currency and recent monetary changes. Although not a necessary purchase, libraries that need more age-appropriate books about money may want to consider this one, and teachers might find it a useful resource.-Barbara Katz, Parish Episcopal School, Dallas, TX