Sunday, September 22, 2013

Fall Reading 2013 Give, Save, Spend with the Three Little Pigs

Using the classic folk tale of the Three Little Pigs as background, this story shows the pigs after they have made it to safety in the brick house. Other animals also want houses that will be safe from the wolf, so the pigs begin a business building brick homes. The author uses the pigs' discussion of what to do with their profits to illustrate what people generally do with their money - give, save, or spend it. Each pig wants to do something different; one wants to take a vacation, another wants to help out other animals, the third wants to save in case of future needs. As they talk it over, they decide they can do all three things and set up a system to do so.

It is a simple way to introduce children to the idea of financial planning and responsibility. There are suggestions for parents in the back of the book. The author, Clint Geenleaf, blogs for CNN Money and is a regular guest on Fox Business Network. He has three children of his own.

I read an e-book provided by the publisher through NetGalley. Publication is set for March 2014.

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