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A Moneybunny book,
published by Nancy Paulsen Books,
an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, New York
Cinders McLeod


(Below, from SAVE IT! book jacket:)

Honey’s five little siblings are bouncy and LOUD - and sometimes all she wants is some peace and quiet.

She dreams about getting a place of her own, but she earns only two carrots a week from babysitting.

So what’s a bunny to do?

Get creative and figure out a savings plan! Even if it means forgoing a treat or two, saving her carrots
is worth it - because with a little patience, Honey can make her dream come true!

SPEND IT ! publication date:
Sept 4, 2019.



A Moneybunny book,
published by Nancy Paulsen Books,
an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, New York
Cinders McLeod


(Below, from SPEND IT! book jacket:)

Sonny wants to buy EVERYTHING! Can he afford to? No!
Will he have to make choices? Yes!

It's never too early to teach your little bunny some simple facts about money!

Sonny just got his allowance - and now he wants to buy EVERTHING! 

But three carrots won’t go that far, so his mom says he needs to make a choice

Having to choose doesn’t sound like fun, but after a little thinking and a little math, Sonny is excited to choose what’s really worth his carrots. And being smart about his spending
turns out to be a great feeling!

SPEND IT ! publication date:
March 9, 2019.

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A Moneybunny book,
published by Nancy Paulsen Books,
an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, New York
Cinders McLeod


(Below, from EARN IT! book jacket:)

Bun wants to be RICH and FAMOUS! Will that happen overnight? No! Does she have to ... earn it? Yes!

It's never too early to teach your little bunny some simple facts about money!

Bun loves to sing– and knows she's going to be a star. 

When her mom reminds her that most good things, like the garden they are growing, take time and work, Bun is at first disappointed.

But as she does the math and daydreams about her future singing career, Bun starts to like the idea of earning her way to stardom– a path that comes with its own satisfaction.

EARN IT! publication date:
August 15, 2017.





5 out of 5 stars Money is something I was not able to teach my kid. I don't ever remember seeing a book on money, though there were lots on math etc.Earn It! is presented with first class drawings and a easily ingested carrot scheme something like an advanced counting book. The characters are memorable and familiar. Everybody likes bunnies.A must for any bookshelf in this monetary world. With a nod to remembering what's more important than money.

5 out of 5 stars laughing and learning I have three kids. They all loved this book for different reasons.
We were all laughing and learning something. Patience. delayed gratification. Counting. Tthe usefulness and limits of money. How money can work in families. Plus cute bunnies, beautiful artwork, clean warm design and handlettering.
Highly recommended

5 out of 5 stars Great buy for kids who love art and parents who want them to "get" money I have an obscene number of cousins under 10 who will be getting this book for Christmas. It's a great primer for how to relate to money in a healthy way for young kids. The illustrations have so much heart and you can tell the author/illustrator really put herself and her experience with kids into the book

5 out of 5 stars Counting carrots! This adorable book will be hopelessly dog-eared by the time your little ones are done with it. The illustrations are so addictive the kids won't even notice they're getting a serious life lesson.

5 out of 5 stars I adore this book! The drawings are bursting with energy and humour. For all who want to teach their children how to realize their dreams in an authentic way, this is the book for you.

School Library Journal
The cheery pencil and ink illustrations depict characters with large eyes and bursts of activity. . . . Gentle message about working hard is sound. A sweetly simplistic introduction to financial literacy and taking personal responsibility for one's success that should find a welcome home in most collections.

5 out of 5 stars Buy it!: a moral and ethical tale of earning $ Concrete advise offered in a most sensible, humane, and uplifting visual narrative. Would highly recommend the book to every elementary school or parents who are trying to explain the value of money to their children in these times. Wish I had such a book when I was raising my daughter. Also I'd love to see it translated into different languages!

 5 out of 5 stars Accessible lesson in an aspect of economics for younger children This is a delightful, clever and amusing book with a serious message for young kids put across in a very accessible and engaging way. Cinders McLeod built herself a strong reputation as an insightful political cartoonist for the Glasgow Herald and other respected newspapers. Her humour, imagination and accomplished lightness of touch are now turned to a different purpose. Good to see her in colour too! It is a slim volume but its large format makes it a great present for younger friends and relations (ages 3 to 10?); I'll be getting more copies soon for Christmas gifts!

 5 out of 5 stars Delightful storybook for kids and grown-ups teaches financial literacy Parents of small children know that the best children's books will be read again and again and again. Cinders McLeod has written and illustrated this lovely book which manages to delight small children, while quietly teaching them some important life skills, and entertain parents alike. The engaging visual storytelling (and concept that carrots are money for bunnies) are a big hit with my three year old! The beautiful design, message and gentle humour makes this a book parents will enjoy reading and rereading.

At a time when many so-called celebrities seem to achieve a kind of fame either for no reason at all or for all the wrong reasons, this beautifully and wittily illustrated book sends a valuable, but subtly presented, message to children. The message is that, if they want to achieve fame and the financial rewards that often accompany it, they need to do far more than just sit and dream about them. They have to get out there and put some effort into earning the fame and riches and not expect them just to be served up to them on a plate. Come to think about it, some adults would do well to take note of this message as well!. This is a lovely book which children will love. It should be cherished and put away for future generations to enjoy.

'Earn It!' is a beautifully illustrated children's tale about how to succeed - by working at it.The wit of the book reminds me of a famous footballer who was once asked how it felt to be so talented, and he replied 'I left the talented ones behind - I stayed and worked while the others went off to the pub'.

INDIGO REVIEWS (September, 2017)


5 out of 5 stars It's a keeper!
A really lovely book with a subject that is so important to learn - MONEY!

5 out of 5 stars A new classic!
The combination of beautiful soulful illustration with the tender and valuable lessons about how adults relate to money make this book a perfect choice! I have so many young cousins who will be getting this for christmas.I love how it doesn't hit you over the head with the idea that money= success but instead focusses more on a healthy way to interact with money in order to accomplish personal goals.

5 out of 5 stars Teach Your Children Well
How I wish my mom had dispensed this wisdom. What a tender and sensitive book. I highly recommend it to any parent who wants to teach their children the value of earning your way to your dreams. I love the drawings too.

5 out of 5 stars Money is good
This book makes thinking about money fun. A great way to learn. My youngest daughter now sleeps with this book and my son has gone lemonade stand crazy. This book brings money down to earth and into the family in the sweetest way.

5 out of 5 stars Give your tyke an entrancing intro to earning money
My child's a bit old now (16) to instill the bedrock of monetary theory, but she still loves this funny and quick moving book. Excellent illustrations, hidden teaching, theory of carrots, still with the tenderness and humour that a non-fiction book must have to be accepted by young readers.

4 out of 5 stars How many carrots are you worth?
This colourful book about earning your carrots (money) and feeling good about yourself is a great way to explain to young readers the value of money and working hard.

Momma Braga:
5 out of 5 stars
Great story beautifully illustrated introduces kids to financial literacy The exuberance of Bun, beautiful visual storytelling and fun story will delight small children. The message and gentle humour mean parents will appreciate and enjoy reading and rereading this lovely storybook again and again.


Momma Braga:
Spend It! is absolutely splendid. We love how it touches on the concept of spending through the dilemma that Sonny has with his allowance versus what he wants to buy. The simplicity of the message is brilliant and done in a way that a young child can grasp quickly. This is such a great book that it should be introduced in all homes and even at school. It is important to teach our children about money and spending at a young age. It is great to set them up for success. The illustrations are precious and make it really fun for chlldren to follow along. The characters are big, bright and just so adorable! Perfect for this age group. Therefore, for this MelAndNikkiReview, we give Spend It! 6 carrots out of 5! We recommend this book for ages three to five and it will have young readers laugh and learn simple math concepts.