Centsibility: The Planet Girl Guide to Money by Stacey RoderickCentsibility: The Planet Girl Guide to Money by Stacey Roderick

Centsibility: The Planet Girl Guide to Money

byStacey Roderick, Ellen WarwickIllustratorMonika Melnychuk

Hardcover | February 1, 2008

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This book in the Planet Girl series approaches the subject of money with the verve and hip intelligence the series is known for. Today's girl is no fool --- she knows money can't buy happiness. But if she wants on the bus, or a snack when she's out, she needs some cash flow.

Money management often gets left out of home or classroom discussions. Planet Girl has delivered a book that gives practical advice on a range of topics relating to money --- tips on jobs, saving, debt, spending and budgeting, how to become a girl entrepreneur, what to scrimp on (and what not to), the hidden price of cheap, how to reconcile having less than some friends and why fundraising can make girls feel priceless!

As expected from the Planet Girl series, the book is chockfull of energetic comics and spot art, and also includes checklists, quizzes, money journal pages to photocopy, a bank lingo glossary and much more.

With Centsibility, preparing for a lifetime of smart money management and developing a healthy money attitude has never been easier or more appealing to girls.
Monika Melnychuk's illustrations have been featured in Fashion18, Chickadee, Owl, UTNE Reader and the New York Times, among other publications. She is also the illustrator of Girl in the Know, and Centsibility in KCP's Planet Girl series.
Title:Centsibility: The Planet Girl Guide to MoneyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:80 pages, 7.25 × 7.25 × 0.75 inPublished:February 1, 2008Publisher:Kids Can PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1554532086

ISBN - 13:9781554532087

Appropriate for ages: 10


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Relevent and fun I have used this book to teach money sense to my high school class. I liked the message send out by Ms Roderick that earning power is everything for women in terms of self esteem and empowerment. Peppered within the book are practical tips such as recognition of a want from a need and the age old 10 percent concept of saving. Recognizing opportunities for entrepreneurship based on interest was also relevent. The message is also put forth that giving back to the world is valuable too. The illustrations were quite effective with strong emphasis on multiculturalism and the book was...well fun. This is a healthy head start for young women.
Date published: 2008-06-04

Editorial Reviews

Your purse and your piggy bank will love you for it ... interesting money-making ideas ...-Las Vegas Review-Journal