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Take A Very Special Trip With One Proud Penny!
A penny’s rough-and-tumble escapades lead to unexpected ends in Siegel and Bloch’s engaging picture book....Siegel’s protagonist proves an excellent ambassador. “Some folks think pennies are worthless, but I know we are worth a lot.” Here’s a book sure to convince some readers. Worth every penny. (historical note, selected facts, resources) (Informational picture book. 4-8)
Though this story from the duo behind My Snake Blake includes factual information about where pennies are made (Philadelphia, mostly) and what they’re made from (zinc, mostly), this is also a story about an object that people don’t pay much attention to.... It’s the story of an unlikely hero, happy with its somewhat lowly lot and enjoying adventure wherever it’s found. Siegel does a sterling job of conjuring up an emotional life for this ubiquitous coin.
The journey of a penny takes us from the Philly mint to a garage floor in Green Bay to a kid’s pocket. Brilliantly funny drawings and text. Grades K–3.