MoneyWise Mabel’s Bursting Bank

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Pub Date 19 Sep 2023 | Archive Date 31 Mar 2024


What should Mabel do now that her piggybank is full to the brim? Buy lots of candy? Spend it all on that toy she’s been eyeing? Finally get that unicorn sprinkler that sprays water from its horn?

When Mabel pulls her piggy bank out from under the bed, it’s stuffed. She can’t fit one more coin inside–Piggy is bursting!

What should Mabel do with all that money? Buy candy? Toys? Games!? Mabel’s so excited that her bed becomes a trampoline and she wants to spend it all. But then her mother explains that money doesn’t have to burn a hole in your pocket—a lesson that sends Mabel on a journey to learn what it means to become “moneywise.” Follow her as she takes her first steps to independence by opening a bank account!

Teach your school-aged kids fundamentals about money management with this approachable, fun, and charming debut from Kalee Boisvert, full of colorful illustrations and easy-to-understand concepts.
What should Mabel do now that her piggybank is full to the brim? Buy lots of candy? Spend it all on that toy she’s been eyeing? Finally get that unicorn sprinkler that sprays water from its horn?


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ISBN 9781684632282
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A wonderful book that introduces money, saving and spending wisely to children using grown up terms that they can easily understand.

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This was a really cute book to teach kids about saving money.

It really captured that feeling of filling your piggy bank up, because it really is a great feeling.

Definitely a good book.

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When Mabel discovers that her piggy bank is full to bursting, her head also feels like it's bursting with ideas of how to spend all that money.

From unicorn water sprinklers to more standard toys and games, the little girl is literally jumping for joy on her much-abused bed as she ponders her options.

But then, after some gentle wisdom from her mother, Mabel realises that the smart thing would be to keep saving. Who knows what she could do with even more money! So she opens a bank account and initiates what will hopefully be a habit of financial discipline that will stand her in good stead in the years ahead.

This is a really cute and effective introduction to children on what they can do with their money other than spend it on immediate consumption. Recommended reading for kids in our consumption-crazy society.

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Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for this ARC opportunity for this adorable children’s book.

This book, very sweetly, explains how cool it is to save money, as Mabel takes a trip to the bank with her mom to open an account. The illustrations were beautiful and adorable.

This would be a great book to help children get inspired to learn more about money and save money. Would recommend!

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MoneyWise is an amazing, thoughtful children’s book! It teaches valuable life long skills while keeping the reader engaged with an entertaining story and beautiful illustrations.

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Such a good children's book! Teaches children an important lesson on saving money and the general concept of banking. I will 100% be purchasing for my nephews and other children in my life.

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