Posted by Venus on Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Labels: picture book review
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Release Date: February 9, 2016
Do you remember that story a couple of years ago about the guy who exchanged a paper clip for a house? The idea being that he started with one red paper clip and kept swapping things for bigger and better things until eventually I swapped for a house. This is that story in essence. Trading back and forth, One button for three teacups, keeping two teacups and swapping one for something else, until the captain has everything they need for a fine sailing ship, complete with anchor and sails.
I love Steve Light's books. They are so simple and yet they present great complex ideas that go beyond and "normal" concept book. This is a book that goes beyond the numbers, presenting an easy way to understand the exchange of goods. Although I think the idea of exchanging a button for a three tea cups is much more awesome than usually boring old money.