"I emptied my secret money box, arranged the coins in piles and the piles in rows . . ." The market is full of wonderful things, but Saruni is saving his precious coins for a red and blue bicycle. How happy he will be when he can help his mother carry heavy loads to market on his very own bicycle--and how disappointed he is to discover that he hasn't saved nearly enough! Determination and generosity are at the heart of this satisfying tale, set in Tanzania and illustrated with glowing watercolors that capture the warmth of Saruni's family and the excitement of market day.
Tololwa M. Mollel
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Teaches the patience of savings money over the long haul in order to meet a goal. Also teaches that saving money isn't always about getting nice things, it's also about savings money so you can do something nice for someone else. In this case, the boy was savings up for a bike so he can 1: have an awesome bike that he loves to ride but also 2. so he can help his mother take heavy loads to the market every week.
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I bought this book for my child and it was truly wonderful. We learned how to pronounce different words, and it thought a wonderful lesson as well.
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