Book Review: Shanti Saves her Money

Shanti Saves Her Money is the story of a girl named Shanti who wants to go to a local amusement park because her friends have been going.  Shanti has 2 jars that she splits her allowance into, a “save” jar and a “spend” jar.  Her Dad helps her figure out the price that she needs to save and helps her figure out how to save it.  Her parents are also savings for the park tickets and decide to save money by cooking at home and buying cheaper but similar products.  Although Shanti seems to have a bit of a sweet tooth and likes to spend her money on gum drops.

Although this book is geared towards kids – I often get asked how I can afford so many concerts – this book shows a few of the examples of ways to save that will work for anyone!  Rent a DVD from the Library instead of going to the movies, buy cheaper candy (although it might not be as good), keep money aside to save for something fun rather than always spending it on things.  The book even ends with instructions on how to make your own save jar, just like Shanti.  Just decide what you want to save for and put a picture of that on the jar to try and keep you motivated!

I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.

About the Book

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!

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