Friday, May 19, 2017

Bedtime Story: One Cent, Two Cent, Old Cent, New Cent by Bonnie Worth

Read for: Children's Book Challenge
Synopsis: "THE CAT IN the Hat puts to rest any notion that money grows on trees in this super simple look at numismatics, the study of money and its history. Beginning with the ancient practice of bartering, the Cat explains various forms of money used in different cultures, from shells, feathers, leather, and jade to metal ingots to coins (including the smallest—the BB-like Indian fanam—and the largest—the 8-foot-wide, ship-sinking limestone ones from the Islands of Yap!), to the current king of currency, paper. Also included is a look at banking, from the use of temples as the first banks to the concept of gaining or paying interest, and a step-by-step guide to minting coins. A fascinating introduction is bound to change young reader’s appreciation for change!"

My Review: I picked this book up for Munchkin to try to help teach him a little bit about money and saving it. Unfortunately, this book wasn't quite what I was expecting. While I do appreciate a good non-fiction book for kids, this one took it a little too in-depth for really young readers. The pages were long and there was a lot of information that will bore children. The rhymes are very creative though and make things a little more fun. This would be a better book for a classroom or if your child is really into money and different types, not so much if you are just trying to get the basics across to them.
My Rating: While I appreciate the amount of effort it must have taken to keep the classic Dr. Seuss rhyme and rhythm for this book, there is just a little too much info crammed into this book for young readers. It would be more appropriate as an early chapter book instead of styled like a picture book.  We give it a rating of Two Paws and a Stump Wag.
Good Night! Sweet Dreams!

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