No Small Change
In the Money Kingdom, the Half-Dollars make the rules. When they decide the penny makes no cents, Peasant Penny and her friends add things up to show the rulers they're wrong.
This can be a simple counting/math book, but it's also a nice allegory for treating others with respect and understanding one's own value, too. There is lots of potential here.
None, really. Only older kids/parents will understand the medieval setting.
S/He really liked this book. Our preschooler asked for multiple readings at the first sitting, daily reads for about a week, and still, four months later, she'll pull it off the shelf and ask us to share it again.
It sounds so simple, but it is engaging and fun. It's been an easy, abstract way to introduce math and move beyond just mere counting. As our listener/reader becomes more sophisticated in her learning (and can tell the story by rote), we can add more sophisticated elements like saving money, self-esteem, individual worth, etc.
This is a picture book with math and life lessons.
This is a counting book that can also be used to teach math. The story lends itself to Q&As about how people treat each other, and more abstract discussions about self worth.
6 to 9
3 to 8
Started reading with 4-year-old child.
Buy! The book has value for toddlers and primary-school children alike.
|Title||No Small Change|
|Publisher||Imagine Nation Press © 2005|