The Secret Life of Money: A Kid's Guide to Cash by Kira VermondThe Secret Life of Money: A Kid's Guide to Cash by Kira Vermond

The Secret Life of Money: A Kid's Guide to Cash

byKira VermondIllustratorClayton HanmerDesigned bySamantha Edwards

Paperback | March 15, 2012

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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.
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 illu...
Title:The Secret Life of Money: A Kid's Guide to CashFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.45 inPublished:March 15, 2012Publisher:Owlkids Books Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1926973186

ISBN - 13:9781926973180


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to understand and fun way to learn about money Bought this book for my girls because they have little concept of money. This book is so much fun to read that even I am enjoying it. I found out that the author also wrote about other topics targeted for kids and I will most certainly get those titles for my girls too. She is great at writing about grown-up ideas into a language that even my 10 yr old can understand.
Date published: 2014-05-17

Editorial Reviews

Highly recommended, this is a fun and engaging book. - - 20120404