Rock, Brock, and the Savings Shock

Bibliographic Information: Bair, Sheila. Rock, Brock, and the Savings Shock. Morton Grove, IL: A. Whitman, 2006

Brief Annotation: Two brothers, Rock and Brock, could not be more different.  One is tidy, one is messy.  One gets up early, the other sleeps in.  When their grandpa proposes a savings plan where he will match every dollar they save from their allowance each week, one brother saves and the other spends.

Genre: Fiction

Grade Level: 3-5

Readers who will like this: Students who are interested in math, money, or poetry.

Rating/Response: 4 -This book has beautiful pictures and the rhyming text makes it entertaining while still teaching important concepts

One question you would ask before a read aloud: Do you receive an allowance? Do you save it or spend it?

Reading Strategy: Important Ideas

Rationale for Strategy: This book is a wonderful way to introduce important economic concepts of buying goods and saving money.

Posted by: Olivia Cyr


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