When teaching young children about money, this is a good book about the power of money to be a method of sharing with others Benny spends his five pennies on gifts for five and, we assume, is satisfied and happy at the end Great for teaching rhyme, also Clever and not forced. Benny spends his five pennies wisely on those he cares the most about A sweet story about giving with some repetitive sequences text to help little ones tell the story. The best math themed book I ve read Solid mathematical concepts and potential for extensions. My young son loved it A very cute tale of a boy and his pennies Lovely illustrations Benny goes along searching for the perfect purchases, recommended by his family and his pets As he purchases various gifts, his pennies deplete one by one Enhanced by clever rhymes, this story is great for an emerging reader, and great for teaching young children about money and about the value of being generous with their earnings. Benny McBride Starts His Day With Five New Pennies And Is Determined To Spend Them All His Mother Wants Him To Buy Something Beautiful His Brother Wants Something Good To Eat His Sister Wants Something Nice To Wear Benny Knows His Dog And Cat Would Like Something Too With The Help Of Generous And Thoughtful Neighbors, Benny Fulfills Each Request With A Penny And Arrives Home Loaded With Five But Simple Gifts My practicum class read this book as a read aloud It s a great book to supplement learning about money, as well as learning to share. Benny s Pennies is about a young boy named Benny McBride who has five new pennies In the end Benny spends his five new pennies on five wonderful, simple gifts for his mom, brother, sister, dog, and cat Not only could you use this book to teach about the character word generosity, but you could also use it in math This would be perfect for pre kindergarten and kindergarten The book could help teach them about the monetary value of a penny, how to count backwards from five, and sequencing to remember everything Benny bought and in what order This would be a great book to create a smartboard lesson off of, and it would also be something the students could act out together I really like this book alot It is simple and offers many teaching opportunities. I used this book a few times during a unit on money with my kindergarten placement I used it to introduce pennies and to reinforce the value of pennies prior to a purchasing activity The students helped count how many pennies Benny had left after each purchase during our first reading, then during our second reading of the book I asked the kids to tell me how many pennies were left after purchases by subtracting rather than counting The second reading was followed up with a whole group purchasing activity where each child was given 5 pennies like Benny had and then allowed to purchase items of different prices from a classroom store The kids had to tell me the number story for their purchase at the cash register. This is a cute story that could help children understand money value of money, practice counting, and the joy in giving to others In this story, Benny has five shiny pennies, but he doesn t know how to spend them He asks his family for advice, and then he wanders the neighborhood in search of things to buy The CUTE part is that Benny takes all their advice and uses his money to buy gifts for his family, including the pets I told this story with felt pieces for a neighborhood themed program for Spanish and bilingual story times I especially love this story because it reminds me of my husband He is a definitely a Benny he loves giving to others in need and giving gifts to family friends. Immidiately while I was reading this book I made a connection to what I have learned in my social studies class about decision making I was reading an article about decision making where two children had to make a decision about how to spend their money that they got from their grandparents I think this book is good to use when we are talking about decision making and economics to the children, because this is a good example on that topic Benny asked her family what to do about his five pennies, and they all had something in mind Benny bought a lot of nice things and gave them to his family How nice of him to give them to the ones he love.
I have been writing picture books and easy to read chapter books for the last twenty years My first YA, The Best and Hardest Thing, a novel in verse, will be coming out in May 2010 I am a former elementary school teacher, school librarian and reference librarian in a public library I now write full time and do author visits to schools.My husband and I have four grown sons We live in Phillipsbu
- 32 pages
- Benny's Pennies
- Pat Brisson
- 04 March 2018 Pat Brisson