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Elaine Wyatt and Stan Hinden. Illustrated by Arnie Levin.
Toronto, ON: Somerville House Publishing, 1991.
64pp.,paper, $15.95. Includes bank.

Subject Headings:
Children-Finance, Personal-Juvenile literature.
Money-History-Juvenile literature.
Money-making projects for children-Juvenile literature.

Grades 2-6 / Ages 7-11

Reviewed by Carol Carver.

Volume 20 Number 3
1992 May

Do you know how long ago coins were invented or how many billions the world's largest bank has? The publisher who brought you The Bug Book & Bottle (1987) has returned with The Money Book & Bank, a kit that includes a bank and a paperback compendium of money basics and trivia for the elementary school age crowd.

Both authors have solid backgrounds in financial writing and editing. The book covers a wide variety of topics - from the history of money to down-to-earth suggestions on earning, banking, budgeting and spending it. A brief overview of taxes and the economy along with ideas for reaching out to worthy causes is included. Content is presented in a tempting manner with catchy headings and colourful, cartoon-style sketches. A table of contents with subheadings allows information to be located quickly. One problem is the book's rather awkward 14 cm × 18 cm size.

The bank has been designed to resemble a book for easy concealment and has separate coin compartments.

This kit is highly recommended but is more suitable for personal than library use.

Carol Carver, Dieppe School, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
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