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Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday (original 1978; edition 1997)

by SILVER BURDETT

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Title:Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday
Authors:SILVER BURDETT
Info:SILVER BURDETT (1997), Paperback, 32 pages
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Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday by Judith Viorst (1978)

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This is a good book, but not my favorite. The book talked about money, but it did not show the reader how to count the money he spent at the end of the book. It also did not add the money at the end of the book to show a dollar, which is what he had at the beginning. I think there should be a visual for students to understand the concept of money and how it works in order for this book to be used in a math lesson. Overall, it was a cute book to read. However, I would not use it as part of a math lesson. I would recommend this book for grades 2-4. ( )
  etranchant | Sep 8, 2018 |
This story is about a child who gets a dollar from his visiting grandparents he describes how he spent all his 1.00. This is very comical and written from the child's point of view, The text is written in the same way a child would talk and think.
  Jessica5858 | Feb 1, 2018 |
Alexander's grandparents come and visit and bring gifts for the family. Alexander gets $1 and it shows how Alexander wants to save his money but doesn't have the self control to do so and in the end what he is left with.

Age: 4-8
Source: Liberty Ridge Elementary ( )
  KFox20 | Aug 20, 2017 |
I never realized there were more Alexander books, but I am so glad to have stumbled upon this one! It is just as silly as The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day and teaches children great lessons about finance and self control. Another must-have! ( )
  Emma_Manolis | Jun 27, 2017 |
This is a great book for young elementary students as it is guaranteed to give them a good laugh. It deals with Alexander who gets money from his grandparents and he couldn't happier to save. Throughout the book different objects come up that Alexander feels he needs to buy. As the book goes on Alexander buys nearly everything he sees and eventually becomes very disappointed that he has no money remaining. ( )
  TylerAnderson | Apr 11, 2017 |
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To the boys' Grandma Betty and Grandpa Louie Viorst
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Poor little Alexander just can't seem to save his money. This is a great book to use for math problem solving because each page could be made into a story problem.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0689711999, Paperback)

Last Sunday, Alexander's grandparents gave him a dollar -- and he was rich. There were so many things that he could do with all of that money!

He could buy as much gum as he wanted, or even a walkie-talkie, if he saved enough. But somehow the money began to disappear...

Readers of all ages will be delighted by this attractive new edition of Judith Viorst's beloved picture book.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:59:43 -0400)

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Although Alexander and his money are quickly parted, he comes to realize all the things that can be done with a dollar.

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