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If You Made a Million

If You Made a Million If You Made a Million Have you ever wanted to make a million dollars Marvelosissimo the Mathematical Magician is ready willing and able to explain the nuts and bolts as well as the mystery and wonde

  • Title: If You Made a Million
  • Author: David M. Schwartz Steven Kellogg
  • ISBN: 9780688136345
  • Page: 138
  • Format: Paperback
  • If You Made a Million Have you ever wanted to make a million dollars Marvelosissimo the Mathematical Magician is ready, willing, and able to explain the nuts and bolts as well as the mystery and wonder of earning money, investing it, accruing dividends and interest, and watching savings grow Hey, you never know An ALA Notable Book A Horn Book Fanfare Selection A ScIf You Made a Million Have you ever wanted to make a million dollars Marvelosissimo the Mathematical Magician is ready, willing, and able to explain the nuts and bolts as well as the mystery and wonder of earning money, investing it, accruing dividends and interest, and watching savings grow Hey, you never know An ALA Notable Book A Horn Book Fanfare Selection A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year A Teachers Choices Selection

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    1. "If You Made a Million" is a non-fiction picture book that uses lots of visual imagery and fun ideas to teach kids about the break down of money, and teaches simple ideas of banking and how interest works. In this classic by David M. Schwartz, a wizard walks through the aspects of saving and spending money by using ideas that are not super realistic like babysitting Ogres and buying castles, but still shows us different truths about the benefits of using the bank to save money and everything tha [...]

    2. “If You Made A Million” by David M. Schwartz and illustrated by Steven Kellogg. This is an informational book that teaches, in a funny way, the relationships between accomplishing tasks and earning money, saving and spending, and other concepts including interest, writing checks and even financing a mortgage. It is presenting money and complex concept in terms that correspond to how children think. The illustrator used colored pencil and watercolor that made for colorful artwork.

    3. That was actually pretty good and had some good money lessons for kidskids. In the note section in the back it goes into a lot more detail on interest if you have an old kid.

    4. Great introduction to money and economics; alliteration used too. The brief history of money included was helpful too. Fun illustrations. Great math read aloud.

    5. This book was very interesting in that it really brought to life the potential things that can be bought with money. It is set in portrait orientation because it exhibits little children trying to figure out the cost of things and how to save money in a bank - all with the help of a wizard. The interplay within the book is symmetrical in that the images are parallel to the words - for example, if the wizard said that the child earned a nickel, it presents the pictures of 5 pennies or one nickel [...]

    6. Personal Reaction: Beth Cigler also told us we definitely needed to pick up this book. I laughed at this book and how silly it is, but it is extremely informational when it comes to money which I think should really help some kids. I would recommend this and I would love to use this as a read aloud in my own classroom one day. Read Aloud: This book has a little humor tossed into it. I definitely think that this would be an amazing read aloud for first or second graders learning about money and n [...]

    7. Personal Reaction: I adore everything about this book. From the detailed illustrations to the great explanations about money I think this book is very useful and entertaining to read. Read aloud: This book would be so fun as a read aloud for a kindergarten,1st and maybe 2nd grade classroom. This book is so great with dealing with number sense and would be a good way to incorporate literature within a math unit. This book explains how much 1 million actually is and what it would look like and tha [...]

    8. This book explains in a kid-friendly way how money works, and it keeps explaining what's equal to one dollar, two dollars, five dollars, one thousand dollars, etc with each turn of the page. I think kids would find this book interesting just because of the title itself. Children would love to imagine what they would choose to do with a million dollars. This book goes in to detail and explains that if you place a million dollars in the bank, you could earn interest of $1,000 a week. It also expla [...]

    9. If You Made A Million by David SchwartzThis book is about teaching and learning the value of money. The book goes through NUMEROUS examples of how much money is worth in different denominations of the same amount. For instance 4 quarters equals one dollar or ten dimes or 100 pennies. Later the book explains how banking and lending works. It explains how you have to pay interest on a loan if you borrow money from the bank. It also talks about how your money can earn interest if you deposit it int [...]

    10. When I was looking at this book in my teacher's classroom, I was wondering what it was about. When I picked up the other book of How you Make a Million and then I saw this one, I was like hmmI wonder if this is the same book. But as I was looking at it, I thought it was so interesting. We always wonder how much is a million dollars or how long would it take to make a million dollars with the money you have saved. This would be a good book to talk to the children in the classroom about how much a [...]

    11. "If You Made a Million" is a great children's book if understanding how money works is the main goal. The text tells a story while teaching many lessons at the same time. The cover is colorful and showcases the illustrator's realistic colored pencil and watercolor artwork. The end pages are bright blue. The book is all about money equivalents, banks, interest and compound interest, checking accounts, loans, and income taxes. These are rather complex ideas for a child but this book does a great j [...]

    12. This is a very interesting and unique children's book. It is like nothing I have ever read or seen before. Its all about money. It starts talking about a penny and then goes on from there. It talks about what you are able to buy with a penny, nickel, dime, quarter, and so on. It also explains what happens if you decide to put your money in the bank and how to earn interest. I really enjoyed this book. It was very interesting and was about a topic that children would need to be educated about at [...]

    13. If You Made a Million is a great book to use when talking about money. The book talks about different ways you can think about how much one, five, or tens dollars is worth while relating it to different ways you can make them.Throughout the book, it talks about how you can build up your money all the way to one million dollars. It also introduces the idea of bank interest. When I was in sixth grade I did this activity where if I was given a million dollars how would I spend it. I had to use a lo [...]

    14. This book is very beneficial for kids of all ages. First of all, younger students would be able to learn how to count money. Having the real coins in the story, kids can learn to differentiate the different between say a dime and a nickel. For older students and adults, this book can teach them the important lesson of saving money. The illustrations are very colorful and very busy. They really add to the story which in itself takes more time to read. The orientation of the book is a portrait ori [...]

    15. If You Made A Million is a great story to teach the children the concept of a dollar. The text really emphasizes the value of money. The illustrations give a great representation of how important the concept of a dollar is. It creatively shows representations of different amount of money to help students realize how much a dollar is really worth. By sharing this with students, kids will have an idea how hard it is to earn money and the children can carry that into their everyday life. The younge [...]

    16. This text has clear and accurate pictures and images of the currency which will help children to easily explore the world of money.With marvelosissimo the mathematical as a guide, children will compare and contrast: how much each coin/bill worth, their size and weight.He will help students to understand, "if you want to spend it, what can you buy? or if you save it, how much will it grow? This book gives children a glimpse into the world of finance: checking, saving, spending and interest. Ultim [...]

    17. The first thing that caught my eye about the book was the extremely colorful and bright cover page. The illustrations throughout the story were the same way. The illustrator was very creative with how he presented the text and connected it to the picture. The point of this story was to give children an idea of money and its values. It wasn't exciting, but important for kids. Most children do not understand the concept of how much one million dollars is, and this story provides them with an idea [...]

    18. This book involved money and all the different ways to count it. It even mentioned how we earn interest and can get loans from the bank. I liked the book because it told you how much money it would take to pay for something and gave you a picture to look at. For example, it would tell you if you paid for it in quarters they would sit fifty feet high. This book would be good when the class starts talking about interest because it tells you the informtion you need, but also is fun to read and the [...]

    19. Ideally, I would use this book to provide humor to learning to count and counting to million. If you counted to a million it would take as long as getting a million children to stand on each other's arms! While the book does exaggerate and embellish the true aspect of counting that much, I do appreciate the true value of this book which is the fun that can be provided in counting. It can inspire students to count and use math!

    20. "If You Made A Million" is a good book to show students about money and the cost of items. Throughout the book, the illustrations are great because of the dollar bill figures and images of coins. It helps children or the reader visualize the text into images. The overall book is fun and its informative to learn more about math concepts. It is a nice book to read to children to show how it looks like to have a million dollars.

    21. I liked that this book made economics easier to understand and added some fun illustrations to go with it. The images were alongside the text for the most part, and were both hand drawn (I'm guessing?)or photographs of real money. I did not like, however, the organization of the book. It was pretty chaotic and while this kept the story moving, it also made me feel a little overwhelmed and confused with the way it jumped around.

    22. I used this book a day after reading How Much is a Million? to my fourth graders. We liked this one too, although I think I like the first one better. This one begins by teaching how many pennies in one nickel, etc and all the kids were rolling their eyes "we already know this." It gets to some deeper financial stuff later on, stuff that I'm pretty sure I didn't know about when I was in fourth grade. The illustrations are still what really make these books fun for the kids.

    23. I read this to my 9 and 6-year-olds who sat entranced the whole time with a book about currency, value, interest earned, interest charged, amount of currency in size (one-hundred dollars = ten thousand pennies which would make a fifty-foot stack), checks, borrowing, employment and more.Not an easy feat but well done by the author and illustrator. Visuals appeal and make sense to this age more than lectures.

    24. Here we have a book about money that no child will ever want to read. Schwartz tries to do too much here. Are we counting to a million dollars here, exploring money equivalency, or learning how to accumulate interest in a savings account? I started with a penny and now I'm writing a $1000 check for a hippo and making a down payment on a castle. Make it stop! An unsuccessful mix of real-world money matters and fantasy spending will leave students disoriented.

    25. If you made a million he ask if you wanted to make a million. Along with making a million it came with magic and tricks. It deals with number mystreries. It also starts with just a simple idea.Activity: Math (small group)students can learn how to count money by playing "Grocery Store". The children will learn to count by fives and tens. you can alos use the game of monopoly to learn the concept of lending, borrowingm addition, and subtaction.

    26. This is a fascinating book about money, interest and the cost of things. It offers an interesting perspective on earning money and the importance of liking your profession. The illustrations are fun and the section in the back with the detailed explanation of the math concepts is very informative, but probably meant more for parents (our girls were definitely not interested in hearing the details.)

    27. Kids need to know about money, loans, and comparative values of coins/bills/checks, but why is the Ogre-Taming job world $1 million IF YOU SURVIVE? Weird. I think I'll teach my kids about money in a more NORMAL fashion, although it is interesting to note that the $100 bill is the largest bill made today, so $1 million in cash would be TEN THOUSAND $100 bills. Try fitting that in your wallet.

    28. This is a really great book, it has such an interesting imaginative story to it. The illustrations for this book are outstanding! each illustration is great, and sometimes there are even several illustrations on a single page. This book would be great for introducing or teaching how money works, to students.

    29. Money can be a difficult concept to teach to younger students. However, If You Made a Million provides a fun, interesting way to make this concept seem more enjoyable. Through the story, readers can learn about money and how it is used in a fantasy world. In addition, the reader can gain an idea of how checks, loans, and interest works in our society. 5 stars for sure!

    30. I loved this book. Questions arise such as: What does that much money look like? How can it be spent, saved, or used to pay off a loan. The book also goes into detail about different ways to come up with the same amount. Concepts of interest and bank loans, income tax, and checking accounts are also brought up.

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