Making Cents

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Ten Speed Press, 2008 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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How many nickels are in a quarter? Whose face is on the fifty-dollar bill? You'll find the answers to these questions and many more in this exuberant introduction to denominations, from the penny to the hundred-dollar bill. Catchy prose and illustrations that depict lots of different ways that kids can make money will help young readers appreciate what it takes to earn a buck.

Packed with information and insights into American money, this book will show readers how money earned can be transformed into something wonderful. Kid-friendly introduction to U.S. currency. Describes math equivalencies and gives insight into buying power. Teachers' Guide available at www.tricyclepress.com. Reviews"Promoting the rewards of hard work along with exposing readers to the look and uses of money, plus a bit of arithmetic, this makes salutary reading on more than one level."-Kirkus Reviews

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MAKING CENTS

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Five children get busy earning funds to build a clubhouse in this primer on U.S. currency. Starting with a penny—good for "a perfect penny nail"—they pool resources as they industriously gather ... Read full review

About the author (2008)

BOB McMAHON lives with his wife and young daughter in sunny and hot Southern California, where they keep a tidy garden and a messy dog. He enjoys taking walks, going to the dog park, cooking, and splashing in the surf at the local beach.


ELIZABETH KEELER ROBINSON saves her pennies on California's Central Coast, where she lives with her husband, three daughters, and assorted pets.

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