- Age Range: 6 - 9 years
- Grade Level: 1 - 4
- Hardcover: 32 pages
- Publisher: Tricycle Press (June 3, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1582462143
- ISBN-13: 978-1582462141
- Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 0.4 x 10.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,613,034 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Making Cents Hardcover – June 3, 2008
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From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 2—This book introduces American coins and paper money in a clear and entertaining way. A group of children from a variety of ethnic backgrounds is hard at work earning money, saving, and planning for a neighborhood clubhouse. Readers see the purchasing power of the different coins and bills in terms of nails, screws, marking pencils, sandpaper, and other building supplies. They also view different ways that coins can be combined to equal a nickel, dime, quarter, dollar, etc. Children will have fun counting the coins and guessing what the next coin or bill will be. The text is well paced, and the layout is attractive, although occasionally busy. The colorful, average-quality, computer-generated cartoons have child appeal. The scanned images of coins and bills are accurate, and an author's note provides information about less-common currency and recent monetary changes. Although not a necessary purchase, libraries that need more age-appropriate books about money may want to consider this one, and teachers might find it a useful resource.—Barbara Katz, Parish Episcopal School, Dallas, TX
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From the Publisher
* Kid-friendly introduction to U.S. currency.
* Describes math equivalencies and gives insight into buying power.
Top customer reviews
What can a penny buy? What does a penny look like? How many nickels make up a quarter? How many quarters make a dollar? What is the smallest silver coin? Whose likeness is on the hundred dollar bill? So many questions-and Elizabeth Keeler Robins helps kids learn and understand the answers.
Making Cents is unique because there really aren't any children's books (that I'm familiar with) that talk about money-the facts and interesting but little known stories about U.S. currency. But Making Cents is more than giving information about money. Its shows kids how they can take the money they have and buy different things, and when they're done, they have something pretty special.
Bob McMahon's illustrations are attractive, but also lend themselves to those visual learners who must 'see' the process rather than just hear about the process.
Armchair Interviews says: A great book for schools and homeschoolers.