Alexander Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday

 
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Alexander Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday

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Atheneum 1978
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Mathematics Curriculum

Last Sunday Alexander got a dollar from his Grandma Betty and his Grandpa Louie because he likes money. His two brothers each got a dollar too. But today, Alexander's pockets are not rich with nickels, quarters and dimes. No,in fact all they have in them is bus tokens. You see that dollar went to a lot of good causes. It went to buy gum and when the gum stopped tasting good, it went to buy more gum. It also paid off a few well-placed bets. After some hard losses, Alexander had determined to save his money but then his best friend Eddie offered to rent his snake by the hour. Well, and there was the incident with the toilet flushing. For children who struggle to really understand how quickly money is spent and how wonderful it can be to save up for something, this is the absolute Bible of money for kids. Read. Laugh. Learn and maybe save a penny or two. Ages 5-9 32 pages

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Although Alexander and his money are quickly parted, he comes to realize all the things that can be done with a dollar.

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