Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday
I’ve just placed an order at Amazon.com for the book Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday, as I think it will make a great read for my kids and has the added benefit of delivering a message that can have a lasting impact.
While my children do fairly well with their ability to hold on to their money that is earmarked for spending, they do still fall into the trap of wanting to buy everything they see. In most cases, they take the time to think about the purchase before handing over their money and realize that the current item of their desire is not really worth the price of no longer having the money.
The topic of this book is one that does not only apply to children, as many adults still struggle with the problem of money burning a hole in their pocket. Have you ever taken money from the ATM and found yourself with an empty pocket and nothing to show for it a few days later?
Judith Viorst has an ability to write in such a fashion that her books are entertaining while still providing an opportunity to learn a valuable life lesson. We have enjoyed reading other books from Judith, such as Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, so I am sure we will thoroughly enjoy this book. Once we receive the book, I will provide a review of the book and give my children an opportunity to share their thoughts as well.