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Comment: Ex-library book. The item shows wear from consistent use, but it remains in good condition and works perfectly. All pages and cover are intact (including the dust cover, if applicable). Spine may show signs of wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting.
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About the Author

Nancy Kelly Allen worked as a social worker and elementary school teacher before becoming a school librarian, which led her straight to the world of picture books. She spent her days introducing books to children and her nights writing books for children. Nancy has a master's degree in Education from Morehead State University and a master's in Library and Information Science from the University of Kentucky. She lives in Kentucky in the log cabin in which she grew up, and shares it with her husband and two canine writer's assistants.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 - 9 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 4
  • Lexile Measure: 560L (What's this?)
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Charlesbridge; unknown edition (February 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1570911614
  • ISBN-13: 978-1570911613
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 0.1 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #234,485 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I had never read this book before purchasing it to supplement a lesson on coins. My 1st graders loved this story. It is full of so much great stuff that we read it multiple times to deepen our understanding. You can use this book to teach about coins, counting money, compost and fertilizers affects on plants, and money from other countries. This book was a great starting point for my students to ask intriguing questions and practice counting more complex amounts of coins. We stopped half way through the book for my 1st graders to figure out how much money 100 nickels would be. Great thinking for them! Teachers will appreciate the richness of this text. You will get so much out of it!
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Nancy Allen has written an outstanding story about a money tree that grows different coins/bills depending on what Farmer Worth uses to plant the tree. This book is not only a cute and entertaining story, but also supplies a useful tool to parents and teachers to teacher the value of money. It doesn't hurt that all of the animals in the book are named for various US presidents. I have used this book for years in my classroom and the students LOVE it.
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Very cute story featuring a money tree and ... well, how to put this delicately?... the natural fertilizing properties of animal waste. It's a very funny book -- all the farm animals are named after famous Presidents and national heroes. I'm a read-aloud Mom with a family of boys, and I am glad I found this book. The kids request it OFTEN.

Educational benefit -- teaches the relative value of coins, lets your child practice multiplying money, helps teach about the relative sizes of farm animals. Packed with humor, which helps the educational material go down smoother.

Ultimate message of contentment.

Very nice that the Yuan pictured in the book isn't the side with the portrait of Chairman Mao. (Although that Three Gorges Dam is a human rights violation and an enormous scandal in its own right.)
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This mentions coins but doesn't explain and there"s so little context about monetary amounts or addition that it's a fail as a teaching tool.
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I have a grandson fascinated by both math and money. This book was just the right thing for this
calculating five year old.
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By Amanda on December 8, 2013
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Good kids story to introduce coins. THE KIDS CAN COUNT SUMS OF MONEY, PREDICT WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT, LOT OF DISCOVERY
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