The Secret Life of Money: A Kids Guide to Cash

by Kira Vermond
Illustrator Clayton Hanmer
Contribution by Samantha Edwards

Owlkids Books Inc. | March 15, 2012 | Trade Paperback

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If discussing money is a difficult task for adults, it''s doubly so where kids are involved. Not only is the subject loaded with cryptic jargon (mortgages? Bull markets? Huh?), but it often fails to click with how a kid sees his or her world. Many preteens and young teens do not yet have a job, and even if they do, their responsibilities with their earnings are miles away from grown-up money issues. In other words, not only is money a little overwhelming and mysterious, it''s also seen as something they can''t do anything about. The Secret Life of Money is written to address this last point in particular. It''s central message is that money affects us deeply and that even kids can have an effect on it, too. This book uses odd anecdotes, engaging comics, and a wealth of surprising everyday connections to help young readers see and understand cash from an entirely different angle. From the history of different currencies to why we buy what we buy, from how charities and credit cards work to saving and investing, and a whole lot more, readers will gain not only an appreciation for the myriad ways that money changes, influences, and (even) betters their lives, they will arrive to an understanding of the control they have over it.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 160 Pages, 5.91 × 8.66 × 0.39 in

Published: March 15, 2012

Publisher: Owlkids Books Inc.

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1926973186

ISBN - 13: 9781926973180

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The Secret Life of Money: A Kids Guide to Cash

The Secret Life of Money: A Kids Guide to Cash

by Kira Vermond
Illustrator Clayton Hanmer
Contribution by Samantha Edwards

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 160 Pages, 5.91 × 8.66 × 0.39 in

Published: March 15, 2012

Publisher: Owlkids Books Inc.

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1926973186

ISBN - 13: 9781926973180

About the Book

This book uses offbeat anecdotes, comics, experiments, and a wealth of surprising everyday connections to help young readers understand cash from an entirely different angle. Illustrations.

From the Publisher

If discussing money is a difficult task for adults, it''s doubly so where kids are involved. Not only is the subject loaded with cryptic jargon (mortgages? Bull markets? Huh?), but it often fails to click with how a kid sees his or her world. Many preteens and young teens do not yet have a job, and even if they do, their responsibilities with their earnings are miles away from grown-up money issues. In other words, not only is money a little overwhelming and mysterious, it''s also seen as something they can''t do anything about. The Secret Life of Money is written to address this last point in particular. It''s central message is that money affects us deeply and that even kids can have an effect on it, too. This book uses odd anecdotes, engaging comics, and a wealth of surprising everyday connections to help young readers see and understand cash from an entirely different angle. From the history of different currencies to why we buy what we buy, from how charities and credit cards work to saving and investing, and a whole lot more, readers will gain not only an appreciation for the myriad ways that money changes, influences, and (even) betters their lives, they will arrive to an understanding of the control they have over it.

About the Author

KIRA VERMOND is an award-winning writer with over 1,000 articles to her name. She is a frequent contributor to the Globe and Mail, Chatelaine, Today''s Parent, and the author of The Secret Life of Money: A Kid''s Guide to Cash, currently nominated for the Red Maple Award. She lives in Guelph, ON.

CLAYTON HANMER is an award-winning illustrator and graphic artist. He writes and illustrates "CTON''s Corner," a popular monthly feature in OWL Magazine. The winner of many industry awards, his work appears in such diverse publications as National Geographic Kids, The Walrus, and the New York Times. He lives in Toronto.

Editorial Reviews

In her first book for children, financial columnist and OWL Magazine  contributor Kira Vermond successfully accomplishes a nearly impossible task -- making the subject of money fun, humorous and easy-to-read for kids...This timely and completely up-to-date title is an excellent addition to the topic for children ages 10 to 14. Readers will walk away better informed about global financial issues and empowered about their role in impacting themselves and their world.
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