Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Cash Kat - Children's Book Review and Giveaway

I received book for review from Arbordale Publishing.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.


Gram Hatter and Kat set off on an adventure. Gram quickly folds up a pirate hat and places it on Kat’s head and they begin their mission to help clean up the city park. Volunteering turns into a treasure hunt as Kat finds pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters and even a dollar. With each discovery Kat gets a new hat and Gram Hatter teaches Kat how to count her coins as they pick up litter at the park. When Kat adds up her money, there’s enough for ice cream. Or should she donate the money to support the park instead?

My Review:

With adorable, whimsical illustrations, Cash Kat tells of a girl named Kat and her fun-loving grandmother who go to the park to help clean it up.  While there, Kat finds coins and a dollar.  Her grandmother makes Kat a new hat each time a piece of money is found.  She also explains to Kat what the money value of each piece is.  Kat eventually finds enough money to purchase ice cream, but sees a donation jar at the park to help with a beautification project.  Kat makes an important decision that the park is more important than ice cream and donates her newly found money.  In the end, Kat's wish is granted anyway in the form of a coupon with the face value of a free ice cream.

This book doesn't take long to read but it packs a good amount of lessons and information.  While reading, children can learn what coins look like and their monetary value.  There's even visuals that show how the sum of coins can equal up to others.  Kat and her grandmother are picking up trash at the park while they find the coins, which can lead to discussion on why it's important to keep our parks clean and pretty.  Another value told in the story is that of generosity.

The "For Creative Minds" section in the back of the book has a lot of facts about money, including which president is on what coins and the decimal place value of money.  In addition, there's a Counting Coins game where kids can match the groups of coins on the left to their values on the right.  To top it off, there's also a topic on litter.

Cash Kat is a Spring 2016 book release by Arbordale Publishing.

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30 comments:

Kristen said...

I'd like Astro: The Steller Sea Lion.

jakiesmom said...

I like deductive detective

bison61 said...

I'd like the Animal Mouths book

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Feisty Fox said...

A Cool Summer Tail looks like a good book.

momo said...

I also like this cute book from their site; Count Down to Fall-

Charlene S. said...

Anybody Home? looks like a fun book.

Nancy said...

I also like the ABC Safari book.

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Renee said...

My little chicks would like to read One Wolf Howls.

Ken Ohl said...

I like the animal mouths book. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

aperry said...

I would like fur and feathers.

Isaiahsmom said...

I like this book for we are trying to teach my so about Money which is hard for him. I think this book would be neat to help him learn. I also like the book Shark & Dolphins book.

[Whatever U are, be a good one!] said...

I also love the "ABC Safari" book
Thank You for the chance

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j1man1r66 said...

we also Like Hunriest Mouth in the Sea for children by Arbordale!
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Maryann D. said...

Anybody Home? does look like a very cute book to have. There are a lot to choose from.
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Rachel said...

I also like another book you've reviewed: Sharks and Dolphins: A Compare and Contrast Book! :)

chickie717 said...

Once Upon an Elephant looks like a good book!

kmcgrew213 said...

i am also interested in In My Backyard.

Leela said...

Tornado Tamer.

Audra said...

Big kitty little kitty

Mrs. Brown said...

I think the book Mammals looks great! My Kindergarten students love learning about animals!

Diane Bare said...

My backyard

laura b said...

I love the mammals book.

LeAnn Harbert said...

I want the book Astro

Jerry Marquardt said...

This looks like a nice book. I thank you for the nice idea.

Darlene said...

I would also like ABC Safari

Annmarie Weeks said...

I like their Animal Helpers: Sanctuaries...and all their animal books. Children should learn as much about the well-being of animals as they can!

Meghan Berdelle said...

Anybody Home looks cute!

Lisa Jagodzinski said...

I would like to read the Midnight Madness at the Zoo to my son- he is 17 months and he loves animals and the zoo

Sue Hull said...

Id like to get a Butterfly called Hope for my nieces. They love butterflies. Thank you for the chance :)

Jerry Marquardt said...

I like Mammals: A Compare and Contrast Book. I think my nephew would adore it.