Publishers Weekly, 2003-10-13 "A freshly minted quarter chattily narrates this lively look at currency," wrote PW, including stops at the grocery store and a boy's piggy bank, among other destinations. "Playful mixed-media art, flippant asides from George and other coins, and occasional puns add to the lighthearted tone." Ages 4-8. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Publishers Weekly, 2002-02-04 A freshly minted quarter chattily narrates Leedy's (The Furry News: How to Make a Newspaper) lively look at currency. "Ouch!" complains George as he is stamped at the mint; "Let me out of here!" he yells as the bag holding him and other coins gets loaded onto a truck bound for the Federal Reserve Bank. The quarter's next stop is a local bank, after which his itinerary includes brief stops at a grocery store, a vending machine, a boy's piggy bank and the cash registers of various merchants. Several additional misadventures would flip out any self-respecting coin: George rolls close to a storm drain and, forgotten in another owner's pocket, tours a washing machine while chiming, "Money makes the world go round." Along the way, characters calculate the amounts of their purchases in stores and compute a weekly salary, among other math exercises. Playful mixed-media art, flippant asides from George and other coins, and occasional puns add to the lighthearted tone. An endnote relates ideas and facts about money. Ages 4-8. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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