One Cent, Two Cents, Old Cent, New Cent: All about Money (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library Series)

One Cent, Two Cents, Old Cent, New Cent: All about Money (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library Series)

by Bonnie Worth

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Overview

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 reader’s appreciation for change!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780007433049
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/28/2011
Series: Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That Series
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Bonnie Worth is the author of countless books for young readers. She lives in Middletown, New York.

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One Cent, Two Cents, Old Cent, New Cent: All about Money 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
whitneyharrison on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is filled with information about money. It talks about the history of money, how it is made, and how money exchange was done back in the day verses now. It's all rhyming and a lot of fun to read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great Dr. Seuss book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a very good way of talking about the origins and history of money with the kids!