One Cent, Two Cents, Old Cent, New Cent

Bibliographic Information: Worth, Bonnie. One Cent, Two Cents, Old Cent, New Cent. New York: Random House, 2008.

Brief Annotation: The Cat and the Hat, Thing One, and Thing Two explore the origins of money. They travel through history as money progressed and transformed around the world.

Genre: Historical Fiction

Grade Level: 1-3

Readers who will like this: Children will enjoy this book because although it is educational, the story is entertaining with good illustrations. Children will be able to read it on their own because most of the book is rhyming and easy to follow.

Rating/Response 4 I think One Cent, Two Cents, Old Cent, New Cent takes an educational topic of the history of money and turns it into a fun read aloud for students. Students are able to follow the adventures of the Cat and the Hat, Thing One and Thing Two as they explore the world back in time and discover the history of money.

One question you would ask before a read aloud: Where did money come from? What do you use money for? Do you need money?

Reading Strategy: Math

Rationale for Strategy: This book is a good choice to use while teaching math because it’s informative of the origins of currency; where and how it came to be as it is today. 

Posted by: Kelsey Peterson

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