Sophisticated mathematical and financial concepts are difficult to teach, yet most children are fascinated by money. In a savvy follow-up to How Much Is a Million. Schwartz and Kellogg have succeeded in presenting money in terms that correspond to how children think. In a funny, accessible way, the team explores relationships between accomplishing tasks and earning payment, saving and spending, and other concepts including interest, the relative value of various denominations, writing cheques and even financing a mortgage. Kellogg's typically humorous ink and watercolour drawings will compound reader interest while wittily reinforcing and expanding ideas. An author's note recaps the facts, including a history of money and banking, cheques, loans, income tax, and the volume of money vs. its value. Splendid fare. Ages 6-10.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
"From simple penny antics to the complicated concept of how a check clears a bank, the book makes money matters matter to readers."-- "School Library Journal" "Another winner, as original as the first book."-- "Horn Book"