Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Pretty Penny Cleans Up by Devon Kinch

Pretty Penny is back with new ideas on how to earn and save money.  Her idea this time is even cuter than her idea in the first book of the series.

Random House Children's Books sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you).  It's been published, so you can get a copy at your local bookstore now.

Penny's best friend, Emma, wants to go to the Sassy Pants concert very badly.  But she doesn't have enough money to buy a ticket.  Pretty Penny thinks a bit and comes up with a great idea: La Perfect Pup Salon!

They raid the attic again and come up with all kinds of wigs, bows, ribbons and even some barrettes.  They develop a selection of dog "styles" they can do and then get ready to open shop.

My favorite part of this author's books is the fact that she teaches young ones to save.  Pretty Penny shows Emma how to use a box to save for the future, a jar for sharing money, and a purse for money you can spend.

The illustrations are bright and colorful, the dog makeovers are funny, and their business is a success. 

Why not share this book with your little one and see if your child can come up with an interesting idea for making money?  (And have them save some, too.)

Happy reading.


SusanB said...

For what age group would you recommend this book? Thanks.

Jo Ann Hakola said...

It's written for ages 4 to 8. Thanks for asking.