Woohoo everyone – we made it ot Friday! I hope you have all had a great week and have an exciting weekend planned!
On Wednesday I posted a guest blog from Samantha Green with some simple chore ideas that kids can get involved with during quarantine. Today I am reviewing Dosh, a new book from Rashmi Sirdeshpande, perfect for inquisitive kids.
A fascinating, witty and razor-sharp illustrated nonfiction book on MONEY: what it is, why it matters, how to make more of it and what to do with it when you do!
EARN IT. SAVE IT. SPEND IT. GIVE IT – And become a money expert with Dosh.
Whether you want to become an entrepreneur, be a savvy shopper, save all your pennies or splurge on something you really want, having some dosh in your pocket can be really exciting. And when it’s used as a force for good, those pennies have the power to change the world.
Rashmi Sirdeshpande is a lawyer turned children’s author who loves taking big ideas and making them accessible and exciting for young readers. She writes non-fiction picture books that ignite children’s curiosity, as well as fictional stories that crackle with imagination. When she’s not playing with words, you’ll find her on her yoga mat twisting herself into all sort of shapes.
What a great little guide to help introduce kids to money and all it entails! I love the way it is written – loads of great and important information is in there but in a way that will really engage kids. The pages are bright and colourful and the layout is clear and appealing with fun illustrations.
Leo is 11, almost 12 and starts high school in September and I think this is the perfect age for reading a guide like this. We have just opened a bank account for him, with his first cash card and he is now getting regular pocket money (as long as he behaves and is doing a few chores).
I gave it to Leo and he jumped right into reading it! He hasn’t finished it at the time of writing, as he has gone back to his Dad’s for the last few days of the holidays, but he says he is really enjoying it so far. I was surprised he started reading it straight away, as unlike his Mum who always has a few books on the go, he likes to do one at a time and he is currently reading Peter Crouch’s autobiography. However, I think it must have appealed to him as he is almost half way through in just a couple of sittings!
I hope you have found this review helpful. I am terrible when it comes to talking about money – something I definitely don’t want the boys to take on! Although it is great to not be materialistic, it can be difficult when trying to negotiate pay rises etc! I will be getting both the boys to read it but might wait to give it to Riley for another year or so. It is absolutely ideal for kids Leo’s age though, and really helps open the door to having conversations about money with your kids. Let me know in the comments if you decide to check it out and find it helpful. Take care and keep safe,
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