Counting with Common Cents

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About the author:
The author is a New York City school teacher. Deirdre McCarthy has earned a Master of Science in Education, with distinction. In addition, she has earned a certification through the National Financial Educators Council, Certified Financial Education Instructor.
Currently, Deirdre McCarthy serves as the president of Counting with Common Cents Inc. and continues to write children's picture books that focus on financial literacy.

Counting with Common Cents

Penny's Journey

Authored by Deirdre McCarthy
Illustrated by Angela Rizza

Counting with Common Cents: Penny's Journey is the recipient of the 2015 Excellence In Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE) Award. It won in the category of Children's Book of the Year, Saving and Investing. The book is a clever children's picture book that takes the reader on a magical counting journey.
It's memorable rhymes and page turning text encourage the reader to be an active participant throughout the story. The main character, Penny, inspires children to count by ones using pennies as the primary tool. As she travels throughout the magical money tree, she encounters many animals who help her along the way. This book introduces financial literacy to early elementary age school children. It teaches them counting, coin currency, and the value of saving. Counting with Common Cents: Penny's Journey is beautifully illustrated. It is a unique book and a terrific resource.

Publication Date:
150013936X / 9781500139360
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8.5" x 8.5"
Full Color with Bleed
Related Categories:
Education / Finance

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