Counting with Common Cents: Penny's Journey is a children's picture book that introduces the young readers to the value of money. The story takes the reader on a wonderful journey of counting with the main character Penny. The book with simple language encourages children to count using pennies as the primary tool. It's a great book for parents to start the conversation about saving, investing and valuing money.
The book consists of 32 pages that are filled with beautiful illustrations by Angela Rizza. The detailed illustrations of birds, owl, frog, leaves and branches take one's breath away. The color palette of blue, brown and green is spot for the theme of the book.
The book is written by a New York City school teacher Deirdre McCarthy with a certification through the National Financial Educators Council, Certified Financial Education Instructor. Presently, Deirdre McCarthy serves as the president of Counting with Common Cents Inc. and continues to write children's picture books that focus on financial literacy.
Counting with Common Cents: Penny's Journey is the recipient of the 2015 Excellence In Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE) Award. It won in the category of Children's Book of the Year, Saving and Investing.