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!
|Publisher:||Random House Children's Books|
|Series:||Cat in the Hat's Learning Library Series|
|Sold by:||Random House|
|File size:||20 MB|
|Note:||This product may take a few minutes to download.|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Bonnie Worth is the author of countless books for young readers. She lives in Middletown, New York.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
One Cent, Two Cents, Old Cent, New Cent: All about Money based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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!
Another great Dr. Seuss book.
This book is a very good way of talking about the origins and history of money with the kids!