Book Review: Three Cups by Tony Townsley & Mark St Germain, illustrated by April Willy

Posted November 5, 2011 by Melissa in Book Review | 7 Comments

Three Cups

Title:  Three Cups
Author:  Tony Townsley & Mark St Germain
Illustrator: April Willy
Reading level: Ages 4 – 8
Size: Hard Cover, 32 pages
Release Date:  November 2011 
Publisher: Thomas Nelson 
Stand Alone or Series: Stand Alone
Source: BookSneeze in exchange for an honest review

First Line:  “On my fifth birthday, my parents gave me a wonderful present.”


All parents want to teach their children good money habits from an early age. Many start by giving them an allowance. But it’s equally important to teach children a positive, generous attitude as they learn to use money responsibly.
Filled with warm, memorable illustrations by award-winning painter, April Willy, Three Cups is the story of one family’s unique and effective method of teaching personal financial management—and how one boy reaped first the small, then the immeasurably great rewards of the lessons he learned.
Families will be delighted with the heart-warming tale and want to integrate the three-cup system in their own children’s lives.

Favorite Quote from the Book

“Saving, Spending, and Giving,” Father told me. “Doing all three things as you keep growing up…that’s the adventure.”

My Thoughts:

Adorable illustrations and valuable lessons fill this book.  It  teaches children from a young age the simple tools needed to save money.  And on top of that it also encourages the importance of giving as well.  I think that even adults would do well to be reminded about how easy it is to save and that most of us…if we think about it…also have the capacity on some level to give as well.

Was it worth my Time?

Content ©2011-2013 Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf ~ ~
If you are reading this anywhere other than Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf, a feed reader, or via email subscription, then this content has been stolen.

Tags: , , ,

Don't want to miss a thing? Subscribe to my newsletter and get all my posts in your inbox!

7 responses to “Book Review: Three Cups by Tony Townsley & Mark St Germain, illustrated by April Willy

Leave a Reply to Melissa Cancel reply

CommentLuv badge

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.