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.
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