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 ...
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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.
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Editorial Reviews

Sophia (young person)
Sophia: My favorite part of the book is when they play money games at school. "Can I Have Some Money?" by Candi Sparks is a good book that tells about money. I like money! This book made me want to shop! But first you have to get money by selling stuff or doing chores. I would like to have a fruit punch stand. Max is funny. The pictures are good too.
James LaRoche
We read with the children. Nicole, 9 years-old, and Charlie who is 8, love reading.
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.
Madeline (a young person)
Madeline: This is a helpful book for young kids to learn about money. They can learn how to save some, spend some and give some to charity. My favorite part of the book was when Max talked about a lemonade stand. I want to have a lemonade stand and a snack stand at our next neighborhood garage sale. I also got some ideas about how to earn extra money around the house. It made me think about other ways to get money, like selling toys or books that we don't use anymore.
Dana Reed
As a first grade teacher the concept of money is rather difficult for my students to grasp, however reading the book "Can I Have Some Money?" by Candi Sparks is a great motivational tool for my students. Many of my children can relate to the experiences of Max, the main character in the story. The book expands on the basic concept of money by introducing the importance of saving, credit and budgeting; skills which I am sure will be an assest to my students even this early in their lives.
Susola A
I wish this book existed when I was a child. This is a much needed topic for children, and this book tells the story in a fun and engaging way. I have six nieces and nephew ages 5 and under, and this will be a great gift for them! It's never to early to learn about money, and who knows, they might become tycoons after reading this book!
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014192682
  • Publisher: Sparks Fly
  • Publication date: 12/19/2010
  • Series: Can I Have Some Money?, #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • File size: 919 KB

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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