Thursday, August 22, 2013

Review: Shanti Saves Her Money by Lisa Bullard (Author), Christine Schneider (Illustrator)

Shanti wants to try the Monster Ride. It's the wildest ride at Fun Park! But the Monster costs money. So Shanti makes a special save jar. She tries not to spend all her allowance. She even helps her busybody brother study! But will Shanti save enough for a turn on the Monster? Read this book to find out!
Learn how you can be smart about money with the Money Basics series, part of the Cloverleaf Books™ collection. These nonfiction picture books feature kid-friendly text and illustrations to make learning fun!

Saving money is something that kids should learn while they're young.

In Shanti Saves Her Money, Shanti wants to go to Fun Park and ride the Monster Ride. Her parents agree to save money and pay for tickets to Fun Park, but Shanti will be the one to save money for the Monster Ride.

Shanti already has a Save Jar and a Spend Jar wherein she puts money. The money in her Save Jar gets deposited in the bank, while she spends the money in the Spend Jar. When I was a kid, I used the envelope system to save money. As long as kids save money, it doesn't really matter what kind of system they use. Kids can use the Make a Special Save Jar instructions in the back in order to get started on their savings.

The illustration style isn't my cup of tea but I did like the coloring used.

Thanks to NetGalley and Millbook Press for the e-ARC. Publication date of Shanti Saves Her Money is on September 1, 2013.


  1. It can inspire kids to start saving money.
  2. There are some money math exercises for kids to try.
  3. It teaches kids some steps towards saving money.


  1. The illustration style may not work for everyone.

Then I saw Great Gumdrops.

  1. You want to teach your child to save money.
  2. Your kid has trouble saving money.
  3. You want your child to be more responsible with money.




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