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MAX GETS IT (Can I Have Some Money, Volume 3)

Author: Candi Sparks

Illustrator: William Graf

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Publisher: Sparks Fly,

Material: paperback

Summary: Maximillion is studying money in school. His homework that night was to write about money: how can he earn it? what would he do with it? Max wants a video game, and Dad agrees to pay him for extra chores. But now his first "paycheck" is here. Will Max save it or spend it? This illustrated story teaches kids about money.

Type of Reading: family reading, anytime reading, independent reading, read aloud book, remedial reader

Recommended Age: read together: 5 to 10; read yourself: 7 to 10

Interest Level: 8 to 10

Reading Level: 2.5

Age of Child: Review pending.

Adult Reader Reaction: There is lots of good information in this book. I love that it introduces financial terms by connecting them with choices and things relevant to kids, and is done at a level they can understand. It seems, though, in a rush to move the story forward, the author the author raised a subject, but then went on to the next thing. For example, she jumps right from budgets into Max making cookies to earn money. Max makes money, but there is no mention of paying for his supplies!

Pros: Kids will connect with this picture book story about wanting to have money of their own. It is a great starting place to talk about family finances and set out your own house rules about kids earning money.

Cons: There are typos and missing words in the text. There are enough of them to consider whether/not you want to give the book to a child to read independently.

Borrow or Buy: Borrow. The story is valuable and the material is instructive. Once kids understand the concepts, you can add to their knowledge with broader stories.

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Educational Themes: There are several ways the author engages kids in understanding money that go beyond the story. The front-end wordlist makes it easy to talk about money before you read, or as a checklist to talk about events that happened in the story. There are also word games in the back.

Notes: Flesch Kincaid reading level 2.5

Literary Categories: Fiction - math, money

Date(s) Reviewed: October 2008

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