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Book: Nana's 3 Jars - Giving Generously (Volume 1) by Carol Round

Book: Nana's 3 Jars - Giving Generously (Volume 1) by Carol Round

categories: Book, Children, Money, Grandparents, Cookies, Giving, Veterans, Country Living, Recipe, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Saving, Spending, Children's Book


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Author Carol Roundabout this book: Nana's 3 Jars: Giving Generously is the story of Charlie and Emma, brother and sister, who go to visit their Nana one Saturday. While visiting, they learn about Nana's three Mason jars on the kitchen counter.

Each jar is labeled. One is for giving. The second is for saving. The third is for spending. In this first of a three-book series, Charlie and Emma learn about the purpose of each jar. However, the giving jar is the most important.

Using money from the giving jar, the children and their Nana buy the ingredients to make Nana's special chocolate chip cookie recipe. Original recipe is included in the back of the book...and it uses real butter and toasted pecans (optional).

While Charlie and Emma are helping Nana make the cookies, she tells them stories about their mother's childhood and how she used Mason jars to capture fireflies. When they are finished making the cookies, they clean up the kitchen and then set out for a nearby Veteran's Center where they share the cookies.

As they are finishing, Charlie notices one veteran seated in a wheelchair near a window. However, Charlie has run out of cookies. Instead, he gives the veteran a hug.

As the children leave the Veterans Center, they realize that even though they ran out of cookies, giving a hug was just as good.


Here's what one Amazon reviewer had to say about this book:

Carol Round has done it again! She has written another book that is simple, but carries a huge message. In this case it's in the form of Nana's 3 Jars: Giving Generously (Volume 1). Carol has written a story that shares the message of how important it is to give. The message is shared through a story of a grandmother's interaction with her grandchildren. The story is written simple enough so that children can read it on their own and understand it, but also in a way that is not too simplistic so that even adults can enjoy it.

As I read the story, I drew another message that goes beyond the lesson of giving. For me, the story's other message is also one that reminds us, the adults, about the crucial role and responsibility that we have in raising our children and continuing with our grandchildren. It's a message found in the Old Testament: Teach them to your children. Talk about them all the time—whether you're at home or walking along the road or going to bed at night, or getting up in the morning. Deuteronomy 11:19 These words tell us how important it is to make the most of every opportunity that we have to teach our children, not just the importance of giving, but all things that will help them in their own lives, with the hope that they too will pass it on to future generations.

Nana's 3 Jars. A beautiful story with a beautiful message.

This book is designed to teach children about the importance of money as well as its uses. It is an interactive book which means parents and grandparents can read it together and then make Nana's wonderful cookies to share with others.

The back of the book also includes three labels--giving, saving and spending--so that readers can cut them out to paste on their own jars or create their own.

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