Synopses & Reviews
THE CAT IN the Hat puts to rest any notion that money grows on trees in this super simple look at numismatics, the study of money and its history. Beginning with the ancient practice of bartering, the Cat explains various forms of money used in different cultures, from shells, feathers, leather, and jade to metal ingots to coins (including the smallest—the BB-like Indian fanam—and the largest—the 8-foot-wide, ship-sinking limestone ones from the Islands of Yap!), to the current king of currency, paper. Also included is a look at banking, from the use of temples as the first banks to the concept of gaining or paying interest, and a step-by-step guide to minting coins. A fascinating introduction is bound to change young readers appreciation for change!
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The Cat in the Hat puts to rest any notion that money grows on trees, in this super simple look at numismatics, the study of money and its history. This fascinating introduction to money also looks at banking, and includes a step-by-step guide to minting coins. Full color.
Learn to count and save money with George in this brand new storybook with bonus pop-out coin bank! When George sees a shiny red train in the toy store, he earns and saves up his money, only to accidentally lose his piggy bank. Will he able to find his earnings andand#160;buy hisand#160;brand new toy? This humorous story offers up wonderful lessons in saving--and sharing!
This hardcover picture book includes a press-out coin bank and a "Just the Money Facts" activity page showing how coins and bills work. and#160; When George decides to save up for that special red train in the toy store, he doesnand#8217;t realize how long it will takeand#8212;or how hard heand#8217;ll have to work for his money. But when the time finally arrives to take his very full piggy bank to the toy storeand#8212;surprise!and#8212;George loses it. Can this day, and Georgeand#8217;s hard-won earnings, be saved? For more monkey fun, investigate www.curiousgeorge.com
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About the Author
The Reys were born in Hamburg, Germany. Hans Augusto Rey (1898-1977) met his wife-to-be, Margret (1906-1996), at a party in her fatherand#8217;s home in Germany; when he first caught a glimpse of her, she was sliding down the banister. In their twenties and thirties they lived in Paris and in Rio de Janeiro, where Hans sold bathtubs in villages along the Amazon River. Eventually Cambridge, Massachusetts, became the Reysand#8217; home and community. Throughout their lives the Reys created many lively books together, including SPOTTY, PRETZEL, and lift-the-flap books such as HOW DO YOU GET THERE? The manuscript of the first Curious George books was one of the few items the Reys carried with them on their bicycles when they escaped from Paris in 1940. Eventually, they made their way to the United States, and CURIOUS GEORGE was published in 1941. Their incorrigible little monkey has become an American icon, selling millions of books and capturing the hearts of readers everywhere. CURIOUS GEORGE has been published in many languages, including French, German, Japanese, Afrikaans, and Norwegian. Additional Curious George books followed, as well as such other favorites as CECILY G. AND THE NINE MONKEYS and FIND THE CONSTELLATIONS.