About the Book:
When five pennies set out to find out how valuable they are they become discouraged as they are found to be nearly worthless by first a car salesman, then a juice bar operator and finally a taxi driver. Standing on a street curb and feeling quite worthless they are surprised by a group of tourists who are delighted to discover “lucky pennies.” Each tourist appreciates the penny he or she finds, each for a special reason. The pennies, of course, realize now that they are worth far more than a penny’s worth.
The story has a tag — Unlike the pennies in this story, who were not sure how valuable they were, every child should know that he or she is valuable and is important in the lives of others. Every child is priceless and is worth more than all the pennies in the world!
20 whimsical and colorful illustrations
bounce along with the rhyme and will delight any child.
From the Author:
I write children’s books to help brighten the lives of children and add a little dollop of wisdom in the process. Children need good habits, handy skills, and a good sense of humor to keep them moving forward in a happy, healthy, and productive manner. As a King Features syndicated author, I have been creating positive and inspirational messages, called Happy Musings” for newspapers in the U.S. and Canada for many years. This has led to my writing and illustrating a great number of uplifting books for both adults and children. Along with my writing and illustrating, I have created collections of wallpaper for children baby bibs, t-shirts and a vast number of prints and original art for children’s rooms.
Through the years, I have written and illustrated many books for children and adults.
Targeted Age Group: 2-8
Five pennies in a jar tried to see how far their vale went — apparently not far!
They tried to buy a car, but the salesman said, “There are not enough of you to buy this car. You would need a whole truckload full of you – as many pennies end to end to reach a star. That’s what it would take to buy this car.”
With those words of encouragement, the pennies left the lot and went across the street to a juice bar.
They jumped up on a bar stool and ordered a root beer. The bartender thought it a bit queer for five pennies to order root beer in a juice bar and said, “How do you intend to pay?”
“With ourselves,” said the pennies.”
“Five pennies,” explained the bartender, “won’t buy you a bar of soap for a bathroom, let along a root beer in a juice bar!”
“Oh,” said the pennies, as they slid off of the bar stool and headed for the door, feeling somewhat worthless. They tried to avoid the leer on the face of a deer over the door of the bar as they went outside to again try to find out how far five pennies would go. Evidently, not far! ….
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