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EconKids Home New Picture Books in 2008 (First Word Q-Z) Shopping with Dad / by Matt Harvey, illustrated by Miriam Latimer

Shopping with Dad / by Matt Harvey, illustrated by Miriam Latimer

 


Title:
  Shopping with Dad
Author:  Matt Harvey
Illustrator:  Miriam Latimer
Publisher:  Barefoot Books
ISBN: 978-1-84686-172-7
Year:  2008
Flesch-Kinkaid Grade Level:  3.0

Concepts:  consumers, goods

Review:  Mom is staying home to do her work while Dad takes their lively daughter on a bus ride to the local grocery store.  Fortunately both parents have a sense of humor, which turns an ordinary and potentially tedious chore into a fun adventure.  Which aisle has the “strong anti-grump pills” and the “extra-clean germs”? Mom can’t be serious.  Dad’s ability to laugh also comes in handy when the daughter’s pent-up energy turns into an enormous sneeze that has a domino effect throughout the store.  This charming book makes a good vehicle for introducing young children to some basic economics concepts such as consumers and goods.  The reversal in stereotypical gender roles and the multicultural characters add a nice touch.

Review by:
  Rutgers University Project on Economics and Children

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