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Spend It! (Hardcover)
A charming introduction to simple money concepts in which a bunny learns he can't buy everything he wants with his allowance!
Sonny gets three whole carrots a week for his allowance and wants to buy everything with it! But he soon discovers his money won't go that far, and his mom tells him he needs to make some choices. That doesn't sound like much fun to Sonny, especially when he learns that the bouncy castle he's been eyeing goes for ONE HUNDRED carrots. Ridiculous! But eventually, after a little math and a little more thinking, he has a blast discovering what's really important to him and worth spending his carrots on.
About the Author
Cinders McLeod also wrote Earn It! and is the creator of the book and comic strip Broomie Law. Her illustrations have appeared in the Guardian, the Express, the Observer, the Independent on Sunday, the Glasgow Herald, Scotland on Sunday, the Globe and Mail, CBC, Macleans, and the Ottawa Citizen. Her work has been recognized by the Society of Newspaper Design, National Magazine Awards, National Newspaper Awards, Advertising and Design Club of Canada, Thames Television, and The Guinness Book of Records. Cinders is also a singer-songwriter-doublebassist, with a CD (Beyond our Means) on Billy Bragg's Utility Label. She lives in Toronto, Canada.
“McLeod’s Moneybunny series aims to teach young readers ‘a few simple facts about money.’ In this volume, the focus is on making choices about what to buy. . . . Sonny gets to thinking how to spend his carrots, and a supercritical lesson is learned: consider how and what you spend your money on. The lesson goes down smoothly because it presents options for ways to satisfy the urge to spend—it also helps that Sonny is cute as a you-know-what. Financial planning never looked so good.”—Kirkus Reviews
“The text is presented in a childlike, penciled handwriting, and the bright, energetic illustrations convey the action and add to the sense of story and character. A welcome story about smart spending.”—School Library Journal