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Summary: First there is the letter you personalize to the reader, inviting them to make this THEIR book. Readers learn about the basics of money, saving and spending money, and distinguishing wants from needs. This spiral-bound book is a personal book for learning how to manage money.
Type of Reading: family reading, anytime reading, read aloud book
Recommended Age: read together: 6 to 12; read yourself: 10 and Up
Interest Level: 8 to 13
Young Reader Reaction: Review pending.
Adult Reader Reaction: This book is a must read for families. Most preteens and teens will ignore the text early in each chapter, which makes it perfect for reading together! Sabin skillfully and clearly presents factual information, then guides young readers to think about money, from why they need it to how they can use it responsibly.
Pros: The Nickels, Dimes, and Dollars book presents money management in an engaging, realistic, and meaningful way. It can be shared with kids as they are learning about specific types of currency and then grow with them as they start to have their own money.
Borrow or Buy: Buy! This is a book every family should have, and is a great gift for students just beginning to learn about money in school.