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

List Price: $6.99*
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Description

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 draws on a true story told to her by Santiago Cohen for the text of this Christmas tale. This is her first picture book collaboration with him, though they know each other from their many years in neighboring New Jersey towns.

Amanda Haley has illustrated "When You Were a Baby." She has also done illustrations for "American Girl" magazine, "Teen, Girls Life, " Pleasant Company, C.R. Gibson, and American Greetings.
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