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You Can't Buy a Dinosaur with a Dime

You Can't Buy a Dinosaur with a Dime Cover

You Can't Buy a Dinosaur with a Dime

Problem-Solving in Dollars and Cents

By Harriet Ziefert; Amanda Haley (Illustrator)

Blue Apple Books, Paperback, 9781609051464, 28pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2011


Clink, clink, clink, clink...Clink, clink, clinkity... Money saved in a bank makes your brain think-thinkity! Children are fascinated by moneyhow it looks, feels, smells, and most of all, what it buys. And Pete is no exception. The rhymed verse describes how Pete saves his allowance, spends too much of it, has second thoughts, and starts over. Young readers will not only applaud Pete's decisions, but join him in his computations as he saves, spends, and strategizes over future purchases. The lively combination of fact and fiction, plus humorous art, will prove both thought-provoking and thoroughly enjoyable.

About the Author
Harriet Ziefert is the author of more than two hundred books for children. The mother of two and grandmother of four, she lives and works in South Orange, New Jersey.

Amanda Haley holds a B.F.A. from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She lives in Virginia with her husband and their golden retriever, Sally.