Mar 31, 2020
My Rows and Piles of Coins
Posted by Tololwa M. Mollel E.B. Lewis

I emptied my secret money box, arranged the coins in piles and the piles in rows The market is full of wonderful things, but Saruni is saving his precious coins for a red and blue bicycle How happy he will be when he can help his mother carry heavy loads to market on his very own bicycle and how disappointed he is to discover that he hasn t saved nearly enough D I emptied my secret money box, arranged the coins in piles and the piles in rows The market is full of wonderful things, but Saruni is saving his precious coins for a red and blue bicycle How happy he will be when he can help his mother carry heavy loads to market on his very own bicycle and how disappointed he is to discover that he hasn t saved nearly enough Determination and generosity are at the heart of this satisfying tale, set in Tanzania and illustrated with glowing watercolors that capture the warmth of Saruni s family and the excitement of market day.

  • Title: My Rows and Piles of Coins
  • Author: Tololwa M. Mollel E.B. Lewis
  • ISBN: 9780395751862
  • Page: 337
  • Format: Hardcover
  • My Rows and Piles of Coins I emptied my secret money box arranged the coins in piles and the piles in rows The market is full of wonderful things but Saruni is saving his precious coins for a red and blue bicycle How happy he

    Aska

    The story of Saruni follows a plot where most children can identify a boy that saves up for something that he really wants The children can also identify with Saruni s eager effort to learn to ride a bicycle on his own and saving up for a new one However, the setting of this story is entirely different from experiences children have here in the United States First of all, Saruni calls his parents by their first name Unless we pay attention to the first few paragraphs of the story, both parents a [...]


    Sally Deem

    This story will reach children of all ages It is a story of a poor child in Africa who helps his mother sell goods at the market each day His mother gives him a few coins each day for helping him, however, he chooses not to spend them on all the glorious foods and toys at the market but saves them to buy a new bike so he can help carry the heavy goods for his mother to market every day I plan on using this book to help teach students about wants and needs and the basics of saving and making good [...]


    Kelly Borton

    My Rows and Piles of Coins is an excellent fluid reading and illustrated book for all elementary ages What I enjoyed most was that the setting is in Tanzania with illustrations showing other places and cultures A family works together to transport goods to the marketplace where the son is saving his coins to purchase a bike He has many obstacles along the way, but through determination and planning he meets his goals It is most powerful that he never gave up even when he was told he couldn t ach [...]


    April Scheivelhud

    This was an excellent book for a student to be engaged in about counting stacks of five dimes at a time that a little boy in Africa is saving up for a new bicycle The end of the book states that this story setting is in Tanzania, Africa There are new vocabulary words introduced throughout the story in Swahili and other languages of the area There is a glossary in the back This book also received a Coretta Scott King Award Great book


    Diana V.

    Main Characters Saruni, Yeyo mom , and Murete father First Person Point of View From Saruni who is an elementary student Setting In a Tanzania market, on the east coast of Africa Genre Multicultural Literature.Lexile Level 700L Upper Elementary Plot Throughout the story, Saruni helps Yeyo at the market by carrying goods from and back home As a result, Saruni receives ten cent coins, which make up one shilling Meanwhile, Murete has been showing Saruni how to ride a bicycle for some time Since Sar [...]


    Ariana Thomas

    Interest Level Primary K 3Reading Level Grade level equivalent 4.1, Lexile 700LGuided Reading Level PDRA 38Main Characters Saruni, Murete, and YeyoSetting Africa POV SaruniGenre Multicultural Contemporary Realistic Fiction This realistic fiction story set in Africa holds several valuable themes for young readers that are made easily relatable as told from the point of view of the young main character, Saruni This story tells the admirable tale of a very kind boy that cares for his family very mu [...]


    Adrienne

    Saruni lives in rural Tanzania and every week, he goes with his mother to the market to sell what they grow on their farm The market holds many wonders sweets, toys and most of all, bicycles Every week, Saruni s mother gives him some of their earnings She thinks he s buying treats, but Saruni is saving his money up to buy a bicycle so that he can help carry the goods to market.The story is heartwarming, the characters are real Saruni is especially likeable and the illustrations are lovely My fav [...]


    Stephanie Mixon

    This was a great book to learn the importance of hard work saving money Saruni wants to buy and bike and learns how he has to work hard and save his money This book showed the culture and relationships between mother, father, and son The illustrations were great in depicting the emotions of the characters.I would use this book for 2nd through 3rd grade because of the text and content This a great way to show the value in hard work and helofulness This book shows a great lesson in saving money an [...]


    Linda

    A young Tanzanian boy helps his mother at market and saves the money she pays him so he can buy a bicycle When he thinks he finally has enough, the man who sells them at the market laughs at him It s a family story, and shows thoughtful parents helping to make things work out Sweet story, with some different African words in a glossary at the back The illustrations are beautiful watercolors of the scenes.


    Kristin Beachy

    his book s storyline is set in Tanzania where a young boy learns the importance of hard work and saving his money He works hard to save his money throughout the whole book by selling things at the market At the very end when he is counting his rows of coins, but doesn t have quite enough, but was given a surprise This would be a great book to use when looking for a book to read that has multicultural characteristics It would also work well in an economics unit


    Nancy Mosqueda

    This touching story depicts Saruni, a young boy who helps his mother in the market and saves the money she gives him in order to buy a bike so that he can help her carry their produce to the market every Saturday When he is turned down, his parents buy him a bike for his sweet trhoughts This is a story that teaches us the innocence of a child as well as their unconditional love for us Mollel definately can teach us a lesson or two.


    Dolly

    A great story that not only introduces a bit of Tanzanian culture but also espouses the virtues of saving your pennies for something big The little boy in the story shows a great example of a good hearted young man who wants to help his parents I really enjoyed this book and so did our oldest daughter.


    Samantha

    Another book I can add to my culture list and my future math teachers list It s easy for kids to relate too because many kids have bikes and many do save their money for that one big thing It was nice to see that he was saving his money to help his Mom and Dad out instead of on himself.


    Amanda

    For money, saving and counting in piles of tens, this book is wonderful For the heartwarming story and imagery, it s even better I loved that in the end, they let him have the bike and the money he earned which he promptly set to saving for another gift.


    Paula

    A wonderful story of persistence to go for what the little boy wants a bike He receives money from his mom for helping her on market day He saves it up to buy a bike but although he thinks he has enough the bicycle seller laughs at him The little boy does not give up though.


    Courtney

    This picture book seems to be geared towards older beginning readers This story has longer sentences and paragraphs than some of the other picture books in my list Good lesson teaching story.


    Josie

    A young Tanzanian boy saves up to buy a bike When he brings his rows and piles of coins, he finds that it s not enough, but gets a surprise.


    Sarah

    This will work nicely for the third week s program


    Nancy Sievert

    Good multicutural read aloud book about a young Tanzanian boy who saves money to buy his bicycle from the market full of wonderful things.


    Ronna

    The warmth and strength of this little boy is an inspiration of values and giving back even when it won t be enough


    Acton

    This is another great book about a market place in another culture.Hayes read this in March 2010


    Abby

    cute story about earning money, saving for a special purchase and making sacrifices for one s family.


    Jessica Bearden

    This is a great book with a great story line It s good for students to read this and know how important it is to work for what you want.


    Kati

    Such a beautiful story of a son s love for his mama Ab also loves to count his rows and piles of coins over and over and over again.


    MissInformation

    Diligently saving his hard earned wages, a boy s loving motives are eventually rewarded Set in Tanzania.


    Melanie

    Story of young boy trying to save enough money to get a bike to help with family COuld be grwoing up family or concepts money


    Leandra

    Great book to introduce students into a new culture


    Marissa Elera

    This a warm, lovely story about determination When Saruni wears that over sized coat, it renders me totally enad with the sweet illustrations.


    Sherell

    Good story to teach children the wisdom of saving to buy something they want Postive model, strong black male character.


    Layna

    This is a good cultural read for children I like the Author s Note in the back that has the meanings for several Swahili and Maasai words used in the book.



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