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my 9 year old son loves all the Alexander books. It started with Alexander and the terrible horrible no good very bad day which his grandma bought him and he found that he could really relate to the character (and not just the hair colour!)so I bought him Alexander, who used to be rich last Sunday and he was delighted! I would note that the money described in the book is american. it is fine for us because we are very familiar with american money as my family lives in america and we are always visiting but if that is something that would bother you don't buy this book, if it doesn't bother you though I would recommend this book.
As an English teacher, I have always enjoyed ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY book. When I saw that I could get this little gem as well, I jumped at the chance. It captures the hilarious elusiveness of money in the hands of kids (and many adults, as well). The book was shipped promptly (although it was delayed significantly in its arrival due to the Christmas season). The seller was extremely helpful and kind in making sure that I got my book---or else I was refunded. In the end, I was delighted to receive the book. It was in very good condition and yet was also very inexpensive.
I read the book about the very bad day to my 5 and 9-year-old grandgirls and they loved it, so I bought this one. Unfortunately, the situations are very outdated and I had to keep explaining what was going on. Of course they didn't know what a phone booth was or many of the other examples of spending money and getting not much in return. Don't know if children's books are ever rewritten or updated to the current times, but when a book is trying to teach a lesson, the examples have to be relatable. I'm a retired high school English teacher and I had to teach a lot of history along with literature to make it understandable. This book is for much younger children so teaching that history got a little boring for them.
Bought this to use with the economics (saving vs spending) lesson for my first graders. They enjoyed this book and had some "ah-ha" moments when they realized the main character was quickly spending all his money. A great book for teaching this basic concept.
I had to use this book when I was working on my Masters in the Art of Teaching. My professor had us to use a children's book to teach a concept dealing with secondary students. My lesson was on savings. Using this book to teach that concept helped. Had to put this book in my library of books for teaching.