One of six in the "Understanding Money" series, this title focuses on how and why the government guarantees the value of money and regulates fair trade by creating laws that govern the transfer of money. An eye-catching layout, color photos, a question and answer format, and plenty of charts and graphs combine to create an interesting introduction to the world of economics for elementary students. The nine short chapters begin by defining economics and the free enterprise system and go on to discuss how the government gets involved, how the government gets and spends money, government organizations that deal with regulating the flow of monies, how government protects our money, how government spending affects individuals, and how much is "too" much government involvement in the process. Features such as problems to solve, boxed information and helpful hints, a summary section, glossary of terms, an index, and sources for further study are included. It is a well rounded introduction about the subject with plenty of inspiration for further study. Some repetition throughout the series reinforces important concepts. Reviewer: Meredith Kiger, Ph.D.
Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 5.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)
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Patrick Catel has worked in children's publishing for over a dozen years. He has been involved in the publication of hundreds of titles on a wide range of topics. If it's winter and he's not working on books, he's probably hitting the slopes!