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Jenny Found a Penny
by Trudy Harris
Count along with Jenny as she saves up her pennies?and nickels, dimes, quarters, even a fifty-cent piece?to make a special purchase that costs one dollar. But even when she has the right amount saved, will she be able to bring her treasure home? This clever story and life-sized illustrations of coins make learning how to count money a rich experience.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 1st 2007 by Millbrook Press
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Use this book while students are given money/coin manipulatives to figure out how much money Jenny found and earned while saving up for an object she wanted from the dollar store. Have the students collect the same coins as Jenny and periodically stop to have the students count the total amount saved. Because this book discusses tax, this would be a perfect opportunity to introduce the concept to your students. Having enough money for an item is not enough. Through tax the price is increased, bu...more
This is a great book to introduce money to children. It talk about how 5 pennies equal a nickel and it keeps going with all the other coins. Also, it talks about when you buy items in the store, you have to pay for tax. Introducing children early on to tax, would help them. That way if they buy something they know is a dollar and they save a dollar, they won't have enough money to buy it. You could do a math lesson on coins and then have a store set up and have the children come buy the items fr...more
Great book to use to teach saving and counting money. I read this story with my 2nd graders and had them count the coins using a worksheet. Each time Jenny earned money the kids would count up the money. They had a great time keeping track of how much money Jenny earned. If I was going to read this story again I would have the kids write their own stories to go with the idea of saving money.
A neat little story about how Jenny saves her coins to buy something special. The coins are shown full size on the side so children can identify them and count them up. The text has a nice bouncy rhyme to it, the bold artwork )reminiscent of Donald Crews style) is attractive and eye catching and the plot has several nice final twists. This will be useful in school and at home for kids learning about coins, but it could also just be read for the fun of it--and that's what good books are all about...more