David and Abe
"...just in case the bill ever comes back to me, I'll be sure to know it's him."
The Adventures of Abe,
The $5 Bill
Abe is a $5 bill, and he is the all-knowing, all-seeing narrator of the The Adventures Of Abe, The $5 Bill. Abe vividly recalls the most memorable adventures of his 20-year career in active circulation.
In a series of vignettes that take place in different settings both here in the U.S. and around the world, Abe portrays the special people who use him to help them make things happen—usually for something good, but not always so. Abe teaches us that “money is energy” that can be used both for good and for bad. Abe makes it clear that he very much prefers to be used for good.
In his whimsical style, Abe also introduces us to his “friends,” the other currency bill denominations: George, Tom, Alex, Andrew, Harriet, Ulysses, and Ben. And he does not forget to mention along the way his coin friends.
The book has many spectacular illustrations, with contributions from several artists. It is suitable for young readers ages 8 and up. Adults will also enjoy it, especially to read to younger children.
This children's book is great for book clubs and schools!
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"What a unique addition to our children’s education about the world! The Adventures of Abe, the $5 Bill is told in the style of a grandfather telling stories about the world and showing children how money circulates around it. My children are fascinated with where money goes when it leaves our wallet, and what role banks play, and they constantly ask: ‘Why can’t they just make more money?’ This was a great solution to answer all those questions, in a slow progression of short stories that kept them engaged night after night. Thank you, Dr. Goodman. Well done!"
- Tiffany Heckler, Miami Beach, FL