By Devon Kinch
Random House Children’s Books, $16.99, 40 pages

When Penny’s friend, Emma, needs money to buy a concert ticket, the two girls put their thinking caps on to come up with an idea about how they can earn the cash. Penny has had some experience as a young entrepreneur. She’s sold her used books and she’s even hosted a bake sale. Her newest idea is to open a doggie salon. Penny and Emma work hard and earn $30! Children will enjoy reading the story and learning from the included money and math lessons. Devon Kinch introduces financial basics within this picture book, presenting ideas of saving, charitable giving and spending in an easy to understand manner. The book’s layout and illustrations are appealing. Catchy, short text will have readers quickly turning the page to see what is next.

Reviewed by Lisa Ard