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Preview — Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday by Judith Viorst
Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday
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...more
The illustrator in this book creates a space for the text at the top of the page and the illustration at the bottom of the page. The illustrator uses all black and white sketches throughout the entire book. These simple sketches with no color leave a need for very detailed pictures to get the emotion in the book. The illus...more
* limited financial resources
* the benefits of controlling impulse
* the value of money
Beautiful in that it doesn't preach or tell, it demonstrates by example.
My son enjoys the story, and secretly picks up on the lessons...
Firstly, this is an American book, so all the references to cents/dollars/etc. will probably confuse a child in other countries (e.g. the UK). Similarly, there were some words that I didn't recognise ("lox") and other terms that aren't use...more
Ray Cruz used black and white cross hatching to illustrate this story. The illustrations in this book are very similar to those of “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”, with slightly more detail to the eyes and more negative space, less attention to the scenes in this book. Cruz focused a lot more on the facial expression to tell the story with his illustrations. Judith Viorst, again, uses untraditional punctuation placement and repetit...more
--You make $10.00 a week for allowance.
--$3.00 a week goes to bills (you take you little brother for an afterschool snack on Fridays.)
--You donate $2.00 a week to a charity at school
--You use $3.00 a week for fu...more
Alexander's brothers are rich. Alexander used to be rich last Sunday. Now he has...bus tokens. His grandparents came to visit last weekend and gave each brother a dollar. Alexander thought about saving his, but after some bubble gum, bets with his brothers, a garage sale, and other "must haves," he only has...bus tokens. Soon he begins to realize that some "needs" are really "wants" and that if he isn't careful, he's always going to end up with a pocket full of bus tokens.
Alexander's grandparents came to visit one Sunday. They gave Alexander and his two brothers each one dollar. Instead of saving, Alexander decides to spend his money on things like a melted candle, a teddy bear with one eye, he rented his friend's snake for one hour, and paid for other things that he really did not need. His dad also fined him when he did or said things that he shouldn't have. He keeps spending and losing money until he is left with two bus tokens. Then he reflects back to...more
Young people will be able to relate to Alexander, especially if they like to spend money on things they want. The content is realistic. There i...more
The book opens with Alexander lamenting the fact that he has no money. As the story unwinds, he explains why he has no money. Since last Sunday he has spent his money on all sorts of frivolous things.
As the book was written in the late 1970s, the amount of money has on Sunday is quite small. C...more
In this story, Alexander receives $1.00 from his grandparents on Sunday. He attempts to save up for a walk-talky, but he gradually spends it all as the week goes on.
The dates in the book are from the eighties, and the pictures are in black in white. This being the case, the story does not really seem dated. I feel that most kids would still connect to it well because of the humor. They will...more
It does have an interesting storyline, although a bit long, and therefore probably best used with older students...grades 2,3 or 4.
I think this book would be great for second graders, because you can start out with a dollar and then from there write down the items that Alexander buys and...more
To use this book for teaching a unit on money. For an activity, I would give students grocery/store ads and have them go shopping. They would have $20.00 to spend on whatever they wanted too. A good enrichment part of this activity would be to ask students to spend their money in fractions and percentages. I would have them save 10% of their money, or I would ask them to spend...more
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