Three Cups (Three Cups, LLC, 2007) is a children's book written by Mark St. Germain and illustrated by April Willy that is based on a true story and teaches children how to save, spend and be charitable with money as easy as one, two, three. The book is geared towards children ages 4-12.
Here is the Origin of Three Cups from the dust cover on the book:
As new parents, my wife and I wanted to find a way to teach our children about money, so we agreed on using a weekly allowance to accomplish this.
We thought it equally important to teach our children good values as related to money (saving, spending and charity) to help them develop positive habits early on that would last them the rest of their lives. This was when we came up with the idea of using three cups.
We've tried to teach our children that it is not how much money you have that is important, it's how you use it. The three cups we have given them have led us on many wonderful adventures together and have brought our family a lot of joy. We hope you will experience the same joy, excitement and success using three cups with your children... and will share the Three Cups story with others.
- Tony Townsley, CPA
I was given a copy of Three Cups to read for this review. This book is amazing. I love how it ties money management in with moral living, and it is written as an enjoyable children's book. My husband and I are planning on giving this book to our child on his 5th birthday and implementing our own "Three Cup" system. I love that it has a Parent's Guide to help with starting the Three Cups system. In my opinion, it is one of the best children's book for teaching charity out there, plus it teaches money management as well. Definitely a book to be treasured.
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