Reviews for Money
Booklist Reviews 2013 June #1
This large-format book might not tell everything about money, as the title implies, but provides a great many facts related to the subject. Although each double-page spread offers a particular topic and browsers can jump back and forth without regard to page numbers, the information is loosely organized into four chapters: one on the concept and history of money; another on the making, spending, and saving of it; one called The Power of Money; and, finally, Fun with Money. The latter introduces money myths, the concept of exchange rates, and a project which involves turning a dollar bill into an origami butterfly. Often combining a number of small-print text boxes and illustrations on a page with several brightly colored backgrounds, the crowded layouts can be visually distracting. Even so, kids drawn to the excellent photos, dynamic presentation, and grab-bag approach to information may enjoy the book. Recommended as a supplement to more traditional presentations on money. Copyright 2013 Booklist Reviews.
Horn Book Guide Reviews 2013 Fall
With Fred Hiebert. Brimming with information and packed with photos, this almanac-style book provides many facts about money. From the processes of earning, saving, raising, and spending money to paper-money origami and money scams, this book covers it all. Sidebars by archaeologist Hiebert discuss currency uncovered by archaeological digs and what it could say about a culture. Reading list, websites. Glos., ind.