What Is Money, Anyway?: Why Dollars and Coins Have Value

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Or found a quarter on the sidewalk? These bills and coins are made of paper and metal. But they're far more valuable than what they're made of. So what makes money so special? Where does it come from and how is it used? Read this book to find out.

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Overview

Or found a quarter on the sidewalk? These bills and coins are made of paper and metal. But they're far more valuable than what they're made of. So what makes money so special? Where does it come from and how is it used? Read this book to find out.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Norah Piehl
This book introduces basic economic concepts to young consumers. Following a brief explanation of how and where bills and coins are made, the text heads to more theoretical territory. Explaining the concept of a "good or service" as well as the notion of trading one thing for another in a fair way, the book eventually leads readers back to the more symbolic value of currency and the concepts of price and making choices in the marketplace based on price, quality, and value. The straightforward text explains concepts in a clear, logical order, presenting at most one new idea per page, alongside brightly colored, attractively presented stock photographs illustrating these ideas. An activity at the back of the book invites readers to create their own designs for coins; fun facts, a glossary, and a guide to further reading (in print and online) round out the volume. Part of the "Lightning Bolt Books" series. Reviewer: Norah Piehl
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761356684
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/28/2010
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 787,558
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Money 4

Coins and Bills 8

How is Money Made? 12

Let's Trade 16

Money Makes It Easier 22

Activity 28

Fun Facts 29

Glossary 30

Further Reading 31

Index 32

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