Review - The Money Tree by LaDonna Smith
Follow Tyler on his adventure to get enough money for a cool new toy, without the help of his parents. A witty and fun story with upbeat text for your young child with a valuable lesson about working hard and saving money to get something they really want! The clear text and playful illustrations aim to simplify financial concepts like earning, saving, interest, the difference between needs and wants, and the joy of running one’s own business. To make the otherwise boring topic interesting, the concepts have been explained through small anecdotes accompanied with colorful illustrations to stimulate children and ignite a love of saving.
About the Author: LaDonna N. Smith is a certified financial educator whose goal is to educate youth from all walks of life on how to find their path to financial empowerment. LaDonna draws inspiration for her book ideas from several typical parenting routines; watching her children play or argue, overhearing them sing or talk, and listening to all the amazing ideas, concerns, & request that they come up with. The Money Tree, is the first, but her children have inspired many more literary surprises already in the works! LaDonna and her husband reside in New York and have four wonderful children, all with intriguing and different personalities, like the characters she creates in her storybooks.
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This review by: Jaslyn, age 11 (see all Jaslyn's reviews)
This is a book which teaches kids about money. It's got a funny story in it as well and colourful pictures. In the story Tyler is a spoilt brat who wants a really expensive toy and his parents say no. So he tries different ways to get the money himself.
At first I didn't like Tyler because he was like my brother and always greedy for more things. But maybe he just didn't understand about money because at the end he wasn't greedy anymore. He made me laugh when he did silly things. I was really happy with him at the end when he did the nice thing for his parents. His parents were very smart to make him earn the money himself because now he knows how to save money in the bank.
At the end there's a chart with coins on it which we don't use here because we don't have dollars. But I guess kids could use it for an idea to make their own chart. I give the book four stars because I thought it was great!
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