Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Children's Book Review: Spencer's First Dollar by James A. Merritt

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Spencer’s First Dollar features a strong family concept that thoroughly engages children with a story that teaches a concept we often overlook with children: how to handle money. Each page is a lesson in discipline vision, planning, and giving. All with a focus on seeing money as a tool, not a toy.

My Review:

Are you looking to instill a positive attitude about money on your kids, you should definitely pick up Spencer's First Dollar.  This cute book follows a young boy names Spencer who loves money.  When given a $1.00, he thinks about how he can spend it.  But, through the help of family members he learns the importance of saving for college tuition, charity, investment planning, a rainy day fund, etc.  Soon he realizes that a dollar if broken up into segments can go far.  When Spencer awakes from his dream he tells his family of a faraway place he dreamed of "where money is treasured and used with every care and measure, and that going forward, he would earn, save and play for a brighter tomorrow and a pleasant today."

What a great book to share with young children who are beginning to receive an allowance or want to spend money they receive from relatives for holidays on toys and other nonsense items.  Through beautiful illustrations and easy to read text, your child will have fun while learning about saving and spending their money wisely.

About the Author:

The author, James A. Merritt, creates and delivers stories that captivate children in an engaging and energetic manner. Spencer and Jordan are his nephews and the lessons in Spencer’s First Dollar are lessons inspired by his time with his nephews. Spencer’s first dollar is the initial book project of LivLarge, LLC. The Spencer’s First series was created with the goal of teaching children and families to see money as a tool and not a toy.

Disclosure:  I was sent a copy of this book in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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