Money Madness

By Adler, David A.

Publishers Summary:
From bartering, early forms of currency, credit cards, and digital payment, here is a clear and thorough introduction to money.

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ISBN
978-0-82341-474-1
Publisher
Holiday


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Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on May 1, 2009

Cabbage. Dough. Moolah. Why does everybody want it? And what did people do before the almighty dollar existed? Adler and Miller's picture-book look at money is direct and concise ("People want money because it can be used to buy things") and surprisingly humorous ("When animals were used as money, your money needed to be fed. Your money could die. It could run away"). After discussi...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2009

Why does everybody want money? And what did people do before it existed? This picture-book look at money is direct, concise, and surp...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on March 1, 2009

Addressing his audience directly, David A. Adler prompts readers to “. . . imagine a world without money.” This possibility leads to a discussion of bartering, which is introduced in recognizable terms: “At lunch, have you ever traded an apple for an orange?” Next, Adler takes kids back to pre-currency America, describing trading among Native Americans and early settlers. The author wryly points out the problems with some early forms of currenc...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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