Follow Your Money (Hardcover)
Who Gets It, Who Spends It, Where Does It Go?
Annick Press, 9781554514816, 60pp.
Publication Date: February 1, 2013
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What happens to your money after you hand it to the cashier? You pay for that cool pair of shoes or a new CD. But what happens to that money once it leaves your hands? Who actually pockets it or puts it into the bank? This lively, kid-friendly book answers these questions and more: Why are designer jeans so much more expensive than no-name ones? Why does a burger cost $4.50 when the ingredients only cost $1.38? How do credit cards work? Discover the trail your money takes as it goes to pay for everything including the raw materials used to make a product, the workers who produce it, and the advertisers who promote it. Humorous illustrations demystify the process by providing a visual breakdown of all the elements involved in monetary transactions. Accessible and fun, Follow Your Money is a vital introduction to the way money flows.
About the Author
Kevin Sylvester is an award-winning illustrator, author, and a well-known broadcaster on CBC radio. His last book with Annick Press, "Game Day," was nominated by the OLA for the Silver Birch Award. He lives with his family in Toronto. Michael Hlinka teaches college and university courses in Toronto and provides business commentary for CBC Radio.