Earning Money

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 29 Feb 2020

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This is part of a series on very basic finances. Many kids think that money just appears magically, so it's good to make sure that they know where the money comes from in the first place. There's even a few mentions of kids earning their own money.
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This is a sweet book about how people earn money: through providing goods and services. Another volume in this series, which I shall also review, explains just what goods and services are, and a third book, which I shall review as well, explains just what to do with that money once it's earned!

Using short text and large colorful photos illustrating that text, the book, with commendable diversity as its watchword, shows a variety of people, such as a farmer, a nurse, a teacher, who pursue different careers to earn their money. The book describes how people can earn in different ways: by providing a service or offering goods, and describes how varied jobs can be: quiet or loud, clean or messy.

We learn that children can also earn money from doing chores (providing a service) or making things (those brownies looked awesome!). The book is short - some 30 pages or so - and very colorful, filled with different people from all walks of life. In the back there's a guide to how the book works and how children can learn from it, along with vocabulary and skills information. It could be fun to get a bunch of kids to set up a shop together, and offer work and services for cash (Monopoly cash, of course!). They can learn about real life and about managing money. On which score, stay tuned - there are more reviews to come!

The author is a former elementary school teacher so she has this covered! I commend this as a worthy read!
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The book mostly consists of pictures with some informative text on part of pages. The author tells briefly about a few jobs, about earning etc. Is work and earning money only for adults? The author tells about some ways children can earn money too.
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Great book that teaches the basic concepts of earning and saving money!  Would be great for pre-primary grade levels and creating lesson plans on Financial Literacy
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Cute book for kids. Colorful and well-explain why and how people earn money. I think it can be very useful for parents to explain different jobs and why people do that, why adults go to work.
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This is a great book to introduce or reinforce the concept of earning money for young learners.  The bright and colorful images are not only very relevant to the text, but are also very eye catching.  This would be a great book for either a classroom or home setting.  The easy to read format will ensure that even the youngest of readers will be able to benefit from this book.  The reading reinforcement section at the back is perfect for parents and educators to build on what their child/student has learned from reading the book!
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With vibrant photographs and diverse characters, this beginner nonfiction title is a great addition to your library's collection. The topic of earning money is well explained and showcased throughout the book. A wonderful additional resource area in the back is a major plus to educators and parents.
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