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One Cent, Two Cents, Old Cent, New Cent : All about Money
by Bonnie Worth and Aristides Ruiz




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THE CAT IN the Hat puts to rest any notion that money grows on trees in this super simple look at numismatics, the study of money and its history. Beginning with the ancient practice of bartering, the Cat explains various forms of money used in different cultures, from shells, feathers, leather, and jade to metal ingots to coins (including the smallest--the BB-like Indian fanam--and the largest--the 8-foot-wide, ship-sinking limestone ones from the Islands of Yap ), to the current king of currency, paper. Also included is a look at banking, from the use of temples as the first banks to the concept of gaining or paying interest, and a step-by-step guide to minting coins. A fascinating introduction is bound to change young reader's appreciation for change

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Overview

THE CAT IN the Hat puts to rest any notion that money grows on trees in this super simple look at numismatics, the study of money and its history. Beginning with the ancient practice of bartering, the Cat explains various forms of money used in different cultures, from shells, feathers, leather, and jade to metal ingots to coins (including the smallest--the BB-like Indian fanam--and the largest--the 8-foot-wide, ship-sinking limestone ones from the Islands of Yap ), to the current king of currency, paper. Also included is a look at banking, from the use of temples as the first banks to the concept of gaining or paying interest, and a step-by-step guide to minting coins. A fascinating introduction is bound to change young reader's appreciation for change

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780375828812
  • ISBN-10: 0375828818
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Publish Date: September 2008
  • Page Count: 45
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-8
  • Dimensions: 9 x 6.5 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.45 pounds

Series: Cat in the Hat's Learning Library (Hardcover)

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