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Give, Save, Spend with the Three Little Pigs

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The Big Bad Wolf is back, and he’s blowing down houses in the forest, one by one. The Three Little Pigs hatch a plan to help other animals weather the wolf’s mighty lungs. They start a building company, offering strong homes built of brick, just like theirs.

Demand is high for the brick homes the Pigs build, and their business becomes a success. Now they need to figure out
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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 4th 2014 by Greenleaf Book Group Press (first published March 2nd 2014)
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Cassaundra Aunna
Feb 09, 2014 Cassaundra Aunna rated it it was amazing
I really wasn't sure what to expect when I received this book. I didn't know if it would be any good or not. However, it is very good for kids who are at least age 4+. Kids under the age of 4 just aren't ready for this. I read it to both my 4 year old and my 2 year old (at the same time) and my 4 year old understood it and really enjoyed it, and he wanted to start all different kinds of piggy banks, but my 2 year old just focused on the pigs and the wolf, and didn't really care about the lesson ...more
Elizabeth
Apr 18, 2015 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s-books
This delightful children's book packs some fantastic teaching into a highly engaging story without being boring or preachy. Inspired by his own three young children, the author, Clint Greenleaf, researched everything he could find on research and writing about teaching children how to handle money. When he found an alarming paucity of information, he decided to do something about it, writing both a primer for parents called "BEYOND THE PIGGY BANK: A Simple Plan for Raising Financially Capable ...more
Jennifer
Mar 01, 2014 Jennifer rated it liked it
Shelves: childrens
I thought that this was a great book to teach young readers about the responsibility of earning money. It happened to come at a very good time in our house as our 6 year old has just started to earn some pocket money each week. The lesson is told through the continuation of the 3 Little Pigs story, which of course the kids recognized right away. Using that story as a jumping off point helps the kids to relate to it much more than I think they would have to a new story line.

I agree with the auth
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Beyond the Pages
Oct 12, 2013 Beyond the Pages rated it really liked it
What a cool and unique take on a very familiar story!

I did not quite know what to expect when I began reading this book, but I must say that I was absolutely thrilled by the author's creativity. I thought that he did a magnificent job of presenting the concepts of giving, saving and spending. These lessons are important for any of us to learn and why not begin those lessons in the early years.

I cannot wait to share this book with my little ones. More than that, I cannot wait to begin our "give,
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Shawna
Nov 07, 2013 Shawna rated it it was amazing
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It's really difficult to find high-quality and engaging books about economics that are suitable for young elementary students. I struggle with this every year when we cover economics in second grade. Most of the ones I'm able to find are too complex for a seven-year-old. This one fits the bill perfectly! Building on the familiar story of The Three Little Pigs, the story uses a cast of animal characters to introduce the concepts of saving up for big purchase, putting mon
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Michelle
Feb 11, 2014 Michelle rated it it was amazing
I won this book on Goodreads First Reads giveaways.

My kids were very happy when the book arrived and quickly went through all the pages and illustrations. I really liked the way the author added something positive and important to this fable. Both my kids, 7 and 5, understood what the story was about. It is really important to explain to kids how they can manage money so they have an idea that it is not only to spend it in everything they want, but they can also save and give away a little of it
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Ali
Feb 15, 2014 Ali rated it it was amazing
I received this book free from a Goodreads giveaway. I was quite excited to get this because my children are getting old enough to keep track of money and figure out how they want to use their money.

I think that Clint Greenleaf did a wonderful job writing a story that was fun and interesting for children, but also shows a good way to use the money you have to benefit others, to buy things now, and to save for the future. My children really enjoyed the book and asked if they could go get their mo
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Amy Alvis
Sep 22, 2013 Amy Alvis rated it really liked it
This was a cute book, but a little young for my students (5th/6th). I think that it would work nicely for grades 1-3. It teaches the children that when they get money that they will need to make a budget and decide how to spend it. The illustrations are beautiful and very well done. If I taught a younger grade, I would definitely be using this book in my classroom.

Thanks go to NetGalley and Greenleaf Book Group Press for a free digital copy of the book in exchange of an honest review.
Janine Brouillette
Mar 12, 2014 Janine Brouillette rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
Very cute story to introduce financial literacy to small children and elementary classrooms. He takes a familiar story and characters such as the three little pigs and shows how money can be saved and given. I could see where we could have a good family night at the school. Meet with the parents and discuss financial literacy in the home and resources and then give each one a copy of this book to provide home-based follow-up activities with their children.
Christian
Feb 02, 2014 Christian rated it it was amazing
This is such a great book for children that are at least 5 years of age. Younger than that, they may not understand. This was a great way to introduce financial ethics with characters that are familiar and loved. This presented a great message and story with wonderfully appealing art. I rated this book 5/5 stars and highly recommend it.
Ginger
Nov 18, 2013 Ginger rated it really liked it
Shelves: raven, netgalley
My daughter enjoyed this book, though it was definitely geared below her reading level. It's a very clever lesson in profits and money management with a 3 Little Pigs theme. I think the theme made it possible to simplify the concepts quite well. He should try one for fractions :).

I received a free copy from NetGalley.com.
Connie
Jan 31, 2014 Connie rated it liked it
This book was given in exchange for an honest review:

Give, Save, Spend with the Three Little Pigs was a good story in the manner that it retold the ending of classic story of the Three Little Pigs. Instead of the brothers just living together, they were turned into entreprenuers building brick houses for all the animals in the forest who was bullied by the wolf. They were able to turn a profit, and they all had different ideas as in what to do with the money. So the conclusion that they came up
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Suz
Sep 22, 2013 Suz rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya-kid-lit, netgalley
Using the classic folk tale of the Three Little Pigs as background, this story shows the pigs after they have made it to safety in the brick house. Other animals also want houses that will be safe from the wolf, so the pigs begin a business building brick homes. The author uses the pigs' discussion of what to do with their profits to illustrate what people generally do with their money - give, save, or spend it. Each pig wants to do something different; one wants to take a vacation, another ...more
Sarah B.
Aug 09, 2014 Sarah B. rated it it was ok
Shelves: childrens, given-away
This very short book is designed to teach very young children about how profits are earned and how to use them. I'm not sure it would be all that useful in explaining money to young children, as it doesn't go into any details that are not revealed in the title: you should give some money away, save some money, and spend some money (obviously). I would think that an adult could convey this idea in a short conversation, and skip the book? I guess it would be a good catalyst to start this ...more
Hamster
Got a copy from NetGalley.
As far as story, it was uninspired and preachy, but I liked what it was trying to teach kids and I loved the illustrations.
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Clint Greenleaf is the founder and Chairman of Greenleaf Book Group. GBG, an Inc 500 Company, is a leading publisher and distributor with 25+ NY Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers. Clint (a CPA) sits on the University of Texas Libraries Board, blogs for Inc.com and CNN Money, and is a regular guest host on Fox Business Network. He sits on the CNN Money Small Business Board of Directors and ...more
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