Book Review: Three Cups

I was so excited to review a book about teaching children to use money wisely.  I expected it to be a step by step instruction book.  Three Cups was definitely not!

Three Cups, written by Mark St. Germain, is a story for the family, about a boy who is taught the value of money using three simple cups from the kitchen cupboard.  It is written so that parents can read this book to their children, or children can read it to the parents, and then parents can teach the lessons highlighted in the book, that using money wisely is a great adventure that continues through our lives.  In the back is a parent’s guide to help implement the ideas in this book.

Our family doesn’t give allowances, which is the way Three Cups uses and recommends, so we would not be able to follow  the guide to the letter.   But my husband and I love the idea of three cups to divide the money they earn.  I picture three shabby, mismatched cups on a small wooden shelf for each child.

Four people worked together to create this book.  As I mentioned before, Mark St. Germain wrote the book, but the concept for the book and creative direction came from Scott Willy.  The story is by Tony Townsley.  And the Illustrator is April Willy.  Together they made this beautiful tea-stained colored book.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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