The pages are packed with details of the crowded market, and rich with details in all of the shops. This would be an excellent book to use for "seek and find" activities while curled up with it: can you find an apple? A cinnamon roll? A toy tractor?
This gentle tale will appeal to children who might have been given an allowance for the first time and are debating the many ways that it can be spent. Of course, smiles are more valuable than coins, and this has a great message about the power of greeting others warmly. Pair it with Tarlow's Looking for a Smile, Stein's Because Amelia Smiled, and Orloff's Miles of Smiles for story time or an upbeat themed reading session.