Counting with Common Cents: Penny's Journey
Deirdre McCarthy, author
Counting with Common Cents: Penny's Journey is the recipient of the 2015 Excellence In Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE) Award. It won in the category of Children's Book of the Year, Saving and Investing. The book is a clever children's picture book that takes the reader on a magical counting journey. It's memorable rhymes and page turning text encourage the reader to be an active participant throughout the story. The main character, Penny, inspires children to count by ones using pennies as the primary tool. As she travels through the magical money tree, she encounters many animals along the way. This book introduces financial literacy to early elementary school aged children. It teaches them counting, coin currency, and the value of saving. Counting with Common Cents: Penny's Journey is beautifully illustrated. It is a unique book and a terrific resource.