This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Marta Tandori for Readers' Favorite
One of the most important life lessons for children is learning about money; how to earn it and how to save it. Dr. Shanshan Peer’s picture book, Moneytopia: Saving (Financial Literacy for Children) is “right on the money”! Lexie, Chuck, and Zoey live in Moneytopia where money is known as “topians”. More than anything, they love learning about outer space, and what better way to do that than by having a space-themed party? There’s only one problem. They’ll have to earn and save enough money for the party and if they do, their teacher, Miss Kitty, will agree. Chuck suggests a saving goal of 50 topians for each of them over a ten-week period, which seems reasonable enough to all of them. The only problem is that temptation is everywhere, as Lexie quickly learns, and it’s really hard to save when there are all kinds of wonderful things to buy like candies, balloons, and bouncy balls.
Although intended for young children, Dr. Shanshan Peer's book contains a host of valuable information that teaches children about money, like the difference between those things that one needs, such as food and shelter, and those things known as “wants”; the things that aren’t necessarily needed but that one would like to have. In the process of learning about saving, young children are also taught prioritizing and basic math skills. What’s most impressive about Moneytopia: Saving is that it manages to do all these things without making it look as if the audience is being taught. The illustrations by Jelena Stupar are bright, cheerful, and effortlessly convey the spirit of the narrative with intuitiveness and enthusiasm. This is a perfect learning tool that teaches and entertains at the same time.