From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 3-- Two things are going on at the same time here. One is a story of a one-dollar bill as it is passed from one person to another, eventually ending up in a picture frame as the first dollar earned by a new store; the other is factual information about dollar bills. Each double-page spread includes a blown up picture of a bill (in black and white as required by law). The book concludes with labeled pictures of a dollar bill that explain what the symbols and various numbers mean. The full-color illustrations in the story include people from a variety of ethnic backgrounds; however, the faces have a lifeless, wooden look about them. Nevertheless, Adams provides sound information to help youngsters understand the basics about our paper currency. Use it as a companion volume with lighter fare such as Dollars and Cents for Harriet (Crown, 1988) by Betsy Maestro. --Laura Culberg, Harold Washington Library Center, Chicago
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.
About the Author
Barbara Johnston Adams
has published a number of nonfiction books for children including Winners: Women and the Nobel Prize
(under the name Barbara Shiels) and The Picture Life of Bill Cosby,
both chosen as the Child Study Association of America's Children's Books of the Year. She lives with her family in Virginia.