Rock, Brock, and the Savings Shockby Sheila Bair, Barry Gott (Illustrator)
Rock and Brock are twins, but are very different. One day, their grandpa offers them a plan--for ten straight weeks he will give them each one dollar. But there is a catch! For each dollar they save, he will match it. If they spend it, they get nothing.
"Rock is a spender and Brock is a saver. Brock manages to amass $512 in 10 weeks, while Rock spends his money as soon as he earns it, purchasing a fanciful array of toys, gum, and yard-sale items, all of which are comically depicted in the bright cartoon illustrations…this picture book is a good way to examine the issue of saving vs. spending." School Library Journal
Meet the Author
Sheila C. Bair is one of the leading financial experts in the world. She has an extensive background in banking and finance and has received several honors for her published work on financial issues, including her educational writings on money and finance for children, and for professional achievement. Among the honors she has received are: Distinguished Achievement Award, Association of Education Publishers (2005); Personal Service Feature of the Year, and Author of the Month Awards, Highlights Magazine for Children (2002, 2003 and 2004); and The Treasury Medal (2002). She lives in Maryland with her husband and children. Barry Gott has illustrated numerous children's books as well as written and illustrated greeting cards.
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This book received an Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE) Children's Book Award in 2009. The book tells the story of how Rock and Brock learned the value of savings from their grandfather. One of the few books that deals with lifelong financial saving and security. A chart at the end of the book shows how savings can grow and there is a discussion about how to become a millionaire by starting saving as a young person.