A Dollar for Penny

FOR THE WEEKEND, share this fun title with your child! 

A Dollar for Penny is appropriate for Preschool to Grade 1.

Penny sells lemonade for one cent, but in A Dollar for Penny the price goes up! With each new sale, Penny charges a little bit more. Follow along with the story from author Dr. Julie Glass and illustrator Joy Allen to see how much money she makes and what she buys with her profit!

Practice this Comprehension Strategy-Making Predictions:
A Dollar for Penny is a great book for practicing making predictions. Each person that comes to buy lemonade from Penny seems to have something special with them. Have your child pay attention to the illustrations as you read together to make an educated guess about what they think Penny will buy and what will happen in the end of the story. 

Do this with your child:
After reading A Dollar for Penny talk with your child about different ways that they can earn money. Discuss that in order to earn money, they have to work for it. Maybe they can sell lemonade like Penny, or do chores around the house like setting the table or doing the dishes.  

If you’re interested in sharing A Dollar for Penny with your child you can find it from Penguin Random House here. Please like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter and Instagram.

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