Monday, June 2, 2014

A Picture Book a Day for a Year: Day 44

Picture Book: Curious George Saves His Pennies

: Monica Perez

Illustrator: Mary O’Keefe Young

: George discovers the patience & work required for saving up for a special red train that he spies in a toy store. Finally, he has enough to purchase the train himself, but a characteristic diversion leads to George losing his piggy bank. What follows is a lesson in anonymous acts of kindness & meaningful generosity.

Hanna’s Comments: When previewing, make sure you read this new book in the Curious George series all the way to the surprising end. The positive messages of patience, earning, hard work, stewardship, and generosity are many & affirm building meaningful community as well.

Publisher & Date of Publication: HMH Books for Young Readers, 2012

Age and Grade Appropriateness: 4 and up, Pre and up

# of Pages: 24

Available in Spanish? Not at present

Formats other than Book: tablet

PBT Category: Post 2K

PBT Topics this Book Connects with: choices/decisions, found, generosity/giving/offering/stewardship, goodness, gratitude/thankfulness/thanksgiving, honesty, joy, kindness, lost, money, patience, perseverance, sacrifice, satisfaction, self-control, sharing

Scripture Connections: Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30)

Idea(s) for Application: Use this book in a children’s lesson on financial pledging, tithing, or stewardship

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