As I read Susan Harris's picture book -Little Copper Pennies for Kids,
I soon discover that it's not only for kids. What I mean is that while the format is certainly appealing to children the information contained within the colourfully, inviting pages brings back memories for me of those bygone 'penny days.'
The whimsically appealing pictures created by illustrator, Mark Sexton, draw me in and as I flip page after page, nostalgia takes over. "Penny for your thoughts." "A penny saved is a penny
earned." "Find a penny, pick it up and all the days you'll have good luck..." The rhythmical reminders of my childhood scurry by. Interspersed between the delightful pages of Little Copper Pennies for Kids are interesting facts and historical details about the now out of circulation coin.
I have a feeling Susan Harris's book might just be around for a long time - not just because of its great entertainment value but because it is an excellent resource for children (or anyone else) who might want to delve deeper and discover all sorts of interesting penny trivia, facts and even a few penny challenges.
The Canadian penny was removed from circulation on February 4th, 2013, but because of well written and popular books like Little Copper Pennies for Kids,the little copper coin lives on!