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The Go-Around Dollar

3.31  ·  Rating details ·  29 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Every dollar travels from person to person in a different way. Matt finds a dollar on his way home from school and uses it to buy shoelaces from Eric. Eric spends the dollar on bubble gum at the corner store. Jennifer, who happens to be the next customer, receives the dollar as part of her change.

A dollar bill is something we all see and use every day of our lives. But do
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 31st 1992 by Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers
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Even I learned more about our currency in this book. Highly recommended!
Michael Fitzgerald
Jul 18, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: picture-books
There really wasn't that much going-around. The dollar stayed in the same town and was taken out of circulation after about four people.

The book is written half-story and half little facts. Neither was especially compelling.

Illustrations were subpar.

Jessica Minnoia
Feb 23, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-book
This book is an informational text but also has a fictional story occurring at the same time. Each page has a dollar bill with facts about dollars/money on it while the other illustrations go along with the fictional text.
Although I found this information to be somewhat boring, this would be a great informational text for a child who is interested in money. I probably would not use this book as a read aloud in a classroom but would have it available either for guided reading or independent rea
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Lyndsey Hurm
Nov 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book tells about how a dollar goes from place to place and person to person. I could use this book to introduce money and talk about the different types of money. I would also incorporate writing into this lesson by maybe having the students write a story about what would happen if they were a dollar and the places they would go. Maybe they could even make it a circular text and have the dollar end up in the same place it started off at.
Jul 12, 2011 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
This book offers an interesting look at our currency - how it's made, how it's spent, and how a dollar bill can be transferred throughout a number of transactions. The narrative is short and the illustrations are colorful. I would recommend this book for elementary school-age children. We enjoyed reading this book together.
Jul 08, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: kids, picture-books
Ok for an educational picture book, but not super fun or super pretty. Good for teaching kids a little about money, but not much else. I'd rather read dr. Seuss with a kid. Not this.
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Simple and easy to understand description about the making of the dollar bill.
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