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Children will enjoy counting and adding while learning the names and denominations of all of the U.S. coins. What do you get when you add five pennies together? What coin combinations add up to a quarter?
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PreS-Gr 1--In this concept book, several monsters go to a pet store to purchase a "best friend": "One dime buys a beetle./One dime buys a bat./Five pennies and one nickel/buy a rat." Realistic images of full-sized pennies, nickels, and dimes combine to show children the different ways to make 10 cents, allowing them to count the coins and become actively involved in the story. The bright and cheerful cartoon illustrations are filled with smiling monsters and grinning pets. Learning activities to familiarize children with these coins and their values appear at the end. Educationally sound and presented at an appropriate level, Monster Money will be popular in the classroom and at home.
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The pigs are very hungry, and there's no food in the house. Mr. Pig suggests eating out -- but oh, no! The Pigs are out of money! So the family goes on a money hunt. In beds, under the carpet, even in the washing machine the coins and bills add up, and soon it's off to the Enchanted Enchilada. How much money did the Pigs find? What can they afford to order from the menu? Join the fun and pig out on math and money concepts with the Pigs!
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Last Sunday, Alexander's grandparents gave him a dollar -- and he was rich. There were so many things that he could do with all of that money! He could buy as much gum as he wanted, or even a walkie-talkie, if he saved enough. But somehow the money began to disappear... Readers of all ages will be delighted by this attractive new edition of Judith Viorst's beloved picture book.
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One little girl and one very big dollar set out on a great adventure at the store. However, what seems like a pleasant afternoon of shopping soon turns perplexing as the challenge of her buying options become overwhelming. She doesn't know what to do. There are so many choices, but she only has one buck. A fun and perfect example of how we use math in our daily lives. A page designed to save your moola with slots for dimes and quarters is an added bonus sure to spark the interest of young bankers.
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