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Benny the Penny and the Big Secret
by Philip Edles (Goodreads Author)
Benny the Penny and the Big Secret is a story within a story. It was Lillie's birthday, but instead of being happy, she was miserable. Her uncle Chris knew it, and he knew what to do. Christopher took Lillie to his coin room and showed her his most prized possession: a tarnished old penny he named Benny. Then Lillie's uncle showed her the story he wrote about Benny and ...more
Paperback, 52 pages
Published December 7th 2012 by Trafford Publishing
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It was Lillie's 10th birthday and her Uncle Chris wanted her to be happy and feel special. He shows her his 1909 Benny the Penny and tells about the quest to find its value and the story he wrote when he was younger. This would be a cute story to read to 1st graders during the money unit in their curriculum.
I won this book free through Goodreads First Reads.I enjoyed this book. This book is not only good for kids, but adults can learn from it also. This book teaches you to be yourself and that everybody is special. Kids go through this a lot growing up by trying to fit in, but this book teaches them that it is okay to be yourself.
Benny the Penny and the Big Secret is one of those rare children's books that combines great storytelling with a powerful, valuable message to children about their self-worth. Never preachy, it takes children along with Benny on an important journey of self-discovery that they can relate to, learn from, and enjoy. Great book!
Author, Philip Edles, has worked as a psychotherapist and is also a proud professional caregiver, a published writer/researcher and has a master’s degree in Psychological Counseling from Columbia University. He has held positions at Johns Hopkins Hospital, YAI Institute in New York City, and the Shepherd Catastrophic Care Center in Atlanta. He currently lives in Charleston, SC with his family but ...moreMore about Philip Edles...