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.
Library Media Connection Reviews 2014 January/February
Beginning with the definition of what money is and does, Furgang explores the materials that have been used throughout history as stores of value. Color photographs and timelines trace the development of money from barter to charge cards; sidebars give interesting details, and graphs and charts make factual information easy to understand. The book discusses how money works in our economy and how it is used throughout the world. Price comparisons are made between the 1950s and today. Money myths and sayings, coin collecting, and thought questions about budgeting are included. An afterword challenges children to think about philanthropy, and an interactive glossary quizzes students on their knowledge of money terms. Money websites, games, books, and places to visit are included. The book's infographics and layout will appeal to students. This is a great addition to any elementary collection because of its scope, content, and quality of information. Table of Contents. Index. Mary Jo Kel y, Ed.D., NBCT Librarian, Dufrocq Elementary School, Baton Rouge, Louisiana [Editor's Note: Also available in library binding.] HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Copyright 2012 Linworth Publishing, Inc.