A noteworthy review of Simple Economics from Library Media Connection on September 1, 2013
Teaching key concepts of financial literacy through stories of two friends, Mia and Tomas, each book begins with a common situation that the reader can identify with. The children discuss a situation with a family member or teacher who explains the concept in a way that young readers will understand. The series builds a strong foundation of basic economics, making it an excellent supplement to textbooks. Bright illustrations, limited text, and an attractive layout make the series accessible to several age groups. Simple Economics explains not only what and how, but most importantly the why of basic economics. Teachers will be able to cover many Common Core Standards as they hold readers responsible for retelling, asking questions, etc. Bibliography. Glossary. Websites. Index.