Max Gets It!by Candi Sparks, Bill Graf
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Max Gets It! is the narrative of excuberant 10-year old Maximillion, who wants the latest video game. His parents start giving him an allowance for doing extra chores, with the understanding that he can decide what to do with his income. Teaches kids about earning money by working for it, or by getting good grades and getting gift money.
Max goes through the cycle of earning, impulse spending and being filled with buyer's remorse when he waste his earnings. Teaches kids about wasting money.
His parents show him how to budget and Max makes his own financial plan that results in his buying the video game for himself, giving money to charity and starting a bank account. Max learns how to set financial priorities and how to make a personal budget.
The subtitle of Volume 3 is "Max Gets It!" because financially speaking, Max gets the basics of finance and good money management in this book.
The book is fun and easy to read. It teaches basic finance to kids. The charming illustrations by William Graft will connect readers of all ages to the child within.
The "Can I Have Some Money?" book series is available in softcover and ebook formats. Money workshops, speakers and professional development are also available from Sparks Fly.
We like to pick books that have practical value as well as a good story line and characters. The CAN I HAVE SOME MONEY? series is a hit with the kids. They like the tips the author presents on how to earn and save. They identify with the illustrations that look great. The sections cover such financial concepts as earning his own money, spending wisely vs. impulse buying, budgeting and goal setting.
Meet the Author
Candi Sparks, is the author and creator of the "Can I Have Some Money?" financial literacy book series, workshops and performances for kids and people who want teach them financial literacy. Money doesn't come with instructions, neither do children. But you can help them to become money smart by using the "Can I Have Some Money?" book series to teach them the language of money and explain spending choices to them - through the eyes of a child.
The series was awarded by the U.S. President's Council on Financial Literacy.
Candi Sparks also does freelance writing for several print and online publications such as the Community Newspaper Group (NY Post), the Atlantapost.com, Wasabi Media Group and is on Facebook (Candi Sparks ~writer) and on Twitter (Candi Sparks).
The illustrations by William Graf are charming and connect readers of all ages with their inner child. The artwork is relevant to the story and are the graphic representation of the good money management skills the characters demonstrate in the "Can I Have Some Money?" book series.
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