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Profit - How the Second Grade Got $8,205.50 to Visit the Statue of Liberty / N. Zimelman, B. Slavin

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Title: How the Second Grade Got  $8,205.50 to Visit the Statue of Liberty
Author: Nathan Zimelman
Illustrator:  Bill Slavin
Publisher: Albert Whitman & Co.
ISBN: 0-8075-3431-5
Year: 1992
Flesch-Kinkaid Grade Level:  5.4

Concepts: fund-raising, expenses, profit, earning

Review:   Newton Barnaby School’s second graders have embarked on a fund-raising drive to finance a field trip to the Statue of Liberty.  These perky kids have no shortage of energy or ideas for collaborative projects that can generate cash.  A collection of all types of paper to sell to the recycling man, a lemonade stand, candy sales, and a car wash: each involves expenses, earnings, and a profit.  So exactly how would these seemingly small-scale enterprises generate more than eight thousand dollars? Therein lies the fun in this clever book that wraps a valuable economics lesson into an entertaining story for young readers who are taking their first steps on the path toward financial literacy.

Review by:  Rutgers University Project on Economics and Children


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