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Piggy Bank Problems

Piggy Bank Problems

by Fran Manushkin, Tammie Lyon (Illustrator)

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Even though Katie's dad works at a bank, she prefers to keep her money in her piggy bank. But what happens when she drops her piggy and it breaks?


Even though Katie's dad works at a bank, she prefers to keep her money in her piggy bank. But what happens when she drops her piggy and it breaks?

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Children's Literature - Phyllis Kennemer
Katie and JoJo have filled their piggy banks and they love the jingling sound. JoJo announces that she is taking her money to the bank. Katie and her dad decide to accompany JoJo. Pedro joins them along the way. Katie is disappointed to discover that there are no piles of money laying around in the bank. JoJo gives all the money from her piggy bank to the teller who promises to keep it safe. Dad asks Katie if she would like to deposit her money, but Katie wants to keep it in the piggy bank. As Katie is rushing to help someone, she trips. Her piggy bank falls and breaks. Money rolls everywhere. She gets lots of help in picking it up and then she deposits it in the bank. Dad buys her a new piggy bank on the way home and supplies some quarters so it will jingle. The end pages include a 5-word glossary, three discussion questions, three writing prompts, directions for making a piggy bank out of a 2-liter soda bottle, and a suggested website with more activities. Part of the “Katie Woo” series. Reviewer: Phyllis Kennemer, Ph.D. AGERANGE: Ages 6 to 8.

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Capstone Press
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5.70(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.10(d)
320L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Fran Manushkin is the author of many popular picture books, including Baby, Come Out!; Latkes and Applesauce: A Hanukkah Story; The Tushy Book; The Belly Book; and Big Girl Panties. There is a real Katie Woo — she's Fran's great-niece — but she never gets in half the trouble of the Katie Woo in the books. Fran writes on her beloved Mac computerin New York City, without the help of her two naughty cats, Chaim and Goldy.

Tammie Lyon began her love for drawing at a young age while sitting at the kitchen table with her dad. She continued her love of art and eventually attended The Columbus College of Art and Design, where she earned a Bachelors degree in Fine Art. After a brief career as a professional ballet dancer, she decided to devote herself full time to illustration. Today she lives with her husband, Lee, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her dogs, Gus and Dudley, keep her company as she works in her studio.

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