This picture book is about a first grader, Donggyu, who wants an allowance to buy a transforming robot.
- Book Intro
* What Does It Take You to Get an Allowance? A Sense of Responsibility! **
Giving allowances to first graders may not be the most reliable thing to do. They have difficulty packing things for school, so it is doubtful whether they can manage their allowances.
Donggyu is not any different. At first, he badgers his parents for an allowance just like other children do. However, it doesn’t quite work. Thanks to his friends’ advice and support, Donggyu starts to make a better plan.
This book teaches parents that even first graders need allowances and illustrates what kind of conversation or promise should be made when discussing allowance with them. Children will identify with Dongyu and realize that they should feel a responsibility to manage their money wisely.
* What Is As Important As Getting Money? How to Spend It Well! **
Everyone makes a mistake. If you lose your money too often, you should keep it safely in your wallet. If you splurge your money snacking, you should make a weekly or monthly money management plan and try to stick to it. Problems can happen at any time; what matters is how to rectify them. This book gives children daily examples that may happen when they fail to manage their allowance wisely. The section, “How to Become the Master of Allowance Management” specifies how to correct children’s mistakes and guide them into planning how to spend their allowance more wisely.
* The Importance of Childhood Friendship **
First grade is the age when children take their first steps in the school system. Often, first graders tend to be more motivated by their friends, who they share their feelings and experiences with, than the piece of advice of their parents. This book talks about first graders’ worries and friendship and provides warm comfort to them.
- About the Author
(English) Shin Sun-Jae Studied Philosophy in university and creative writing in a college, started writing children books. I have written this book with a mind to care about every children of grade 1 who are challenging every day. Wrote Spread out real Grade 1’s allowance operation!, A grade 1’s opponent, Here comes the Trio!.
(Indonesian) Shin Sunjae belajar filsafat di universitas dan belajar kreasi seni dan sasatra di sekolah pascar sarjana. Ia saat ini aktif merencanakan dan menulis buku anak-anak.
(Japanese) *シン・スンジェ: 哲学科文芸創作学を勉強し、今は子供の本に文を書きます。今まで書いた本は《三つ足ガマと黄金コイン》、《怒りたくない》、《私とご飯食べる人》などがあります。
An Sinae has enjoyed drawing and daydreaming since she was a child. While dreaming of becoming an artist, she fell under the spell of picture books and attended the Hankyoreh Picture Book Academy. She currently works as a children’s book illustrator, observing, imagining, and remaining inquisitive about the world.