February 6, 2014

The Money Tree

Genre: Children


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Follow Tyler on his adventure to get enough money for a cool new toy, without the help of his parents. A witty and fun story with upbeat text for your young child with a valuable lesson about working hard and saving money to get something they really want! The clear text and playful illustrations aim to simplify financial concepts like earning, saving, interest, the difference between needs and wants, and the joy of running one’s own business. To make the otherwise boring topic interesting, the concepts have been explained through small anecdotes accompanied with colorful illustrations to stimulate children and ignite a love of saving.



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LaDonna N. Smith is a certified financial educator whose goal is to educate youth from all walks of life on how to find their path to financial empowerment. LaDonna draws inspiration for her book ideas from several typical parenting routines; watching her children play or argue, overhearing them sing or talk, and listening to all the amazing ideas, concerns, & request that they come up with. The Money Tree, is the first, but her children have inspired many more literary surprises already in the works! LaDonna and her husband reside in New York and have four wonderful children, all with intriguing and different personalities, like the characters she creates in her storybooks.  

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Author LaDonna N. Smith is giving away a copy of The Money Tree on Goodreads! Make sure to enter for your chance to win.

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The Money Tree by Ladonna N Smith

The Money Tree

by Ladonna N Smith

Giveaway ends February 17, 2014.
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I was excited to see a children's book on the Fire & Ice list of book tours.  I jumped at the chance to review the book (even though I have never reviewed a book before).  I'm always looking for new books and stories to read to my 4yr old and since we have been talking about saving money this book seemed perfect.  As a writer myself, I appreciate the work, time, and thought LaDonna put into The Money Tree.  But would I say this book is for the little ones, not exactly.  My daughter appreciated the idea of the book, the colorful pictures, and the concept of a money tree but overall the text was a little too adult for her.  Don't get me wrong, she could follow the story, but it was obviously written for older children.  (The pictures alone could have clued me into that.)  Would I recommend this book, sure, I highly appreciate what LaDonna is doing, kids these days need to learn how to deal with money, but I would recommend it to probably age group 8 and older.  Keep up the good work LaDonna, and maybe your next book can be about how to deal with bullies, something else kids have to learn to deal with in life.
*This book was provided by the author and Fire & Ice for a review, no payment received*

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