A Penny's Worth (Hardcover)

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By Kimberly Wilson, Mark Hoffmann (Illustrator)
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Pennies, worthless? Non-cents!

Hot off the minting press, Penny feels like a million bucks. But as other coins and bills are spent while she sits forgotten, she begins to doubt her value. She is too small to slot-surf with Quarter. Even penny candy sells for a dime! Refusing to be short-changed, she sets out to find her purpose at any cost.

Readers will laugh at a wealth of money puns, learn a basic lesson on US currency, and discover that self-worth is truly priceless.

About the Author

Kimberly Wilson is a children’s author who is always on the lookout for lucky pennies and believes wishes do come true. She studied creative writing in college and has since taken countless workshops/classes/webinars/etc. to improve her craft. Kimberly lives in North Carolina with her husband and their two daughters. This is her debut picture book.

Mark Hoffmann is a college professor as well as a children’s book illustrator. He has a BFA in illustration from RISD and an MFA in visual design from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Mark has written and/or illustrated many children’s books, including Dirt Cheap (Penguin Random House). He lives in Salem, New Hampshire.

Praise For…

"A perfect opportunity to discuss the difference between mere purchasing power and real value."Booklist

“Filled with clever and chucklesome wordplay, Wilson’s spry narrative is engaging but also educational, providing a solid, accessible introduction to basic money equivalents.” Kirkus Reviews

"Highly appropriate for mathematics lessons, this tale will make children chuckle while teaching them about coins and dollar bills [...] A lighthearted introduction to the monetary and sentimental value of American currency, with a subtext on the hidden value of less measurable sums." School Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9781645674689
ISBN-10: 1645674681
Publisher: Page Street Kids
Publication Date: April 19th, 2022
Pages: 32
Language: English