A Penny's Worth (Paperback)
Pennies, worthless? Non-cents!
Hot off the minting press, Penny feels like a million bucks. But as other coins and bills are spent while she sits forgotten, she begins to doubt her value. She is too small to slot-surf with Quarter. Even penny candy sells for a dime! Refusing to be short-changed, she sets out to find her purpose at any cost.
Readers will laugh at a wealth of money puns, learn a basic lesson on US currency, and discover that self-worth is truly priceless.
About the Author
Kimberly Wilson is the author of this book and its upcoming sequel, A Dollar’s Grand Dream (Page Street Kids) and is always on the lookout for lucky pennies and believes wishes do come true. She studied creative writing in college and has since taken countless workshops/classes/webinars/etc. to improve her craft; she now works as a children’s author full-time. Kimberly lives in North Carolina with her husband, two daughters, and dog.
Mark Hoffmann is a college professor as well as a children’s book illustrator. He has a BFA in illustration from RISD and an MFA in visual design from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Mark has written and/or illustrated many children’s books, including the sequel to this book, A Dollar’s Grand Dream, and the upcoming The Note Who Faced the Music by Lindsay Bonilla (Page Street Kids). He lives in Salem, New Hampshire.
"A perfect opportunity to discuss the difference between mere purchasing power and real value." -Booklist
“Filled with clever and chucklesome wordplay, Wilson’s spry narrative is engaging but also educational, providing a solid, accessible introduction to basic money equivalents.” -Kirkus Reviews
"Highly appropriate for mathematics lessons, this tale will make children chuckle while teaching them about coins and dollar bills [...] A lighthearted introduction to the monetary and sentimental value of American currency, with a subtext on the hidden value of less measurable sums." -School Library Journal