"An enjoyable way to embrace concepts of money, community, and the environment."


Ca$h Cat

Gram Hatter and Kat set off on an adventure. Gram quickly folds up a pirate hat and places it on Kat s head and they begin their mission to help clean up the city park. Volunteering turns into a treasure hunt as Kat finds pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters and even a dollar. With each discovery Kat gets a new hat and Gram Hatter teaches Kat how to count her coins as they pick up litter at the park. When Kat adds up her money, there s enough for ice cream. Or should she donate the money to support the park instead? Available in Spanish, English, and Ebook.

This fictional story includes a 4-page For Creative Minds section in the back of the book (and below in downloads) and a 30-page cross-curricular Teaching Activity Guide (also below in download section). 

Cash Kat is vetted by experts and designed to encourage parental engagement. Its extensive back matter helps teachers with time-saving lesson ideas, provides extensions for science, math, and social studies units, and uses inquiry-based learning to help build critical thinking skills in young readers. The Spanish translation supports ELL and dual-language programs.

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: 1 - 2
  • Publisher: Arbordale Publishing (February 10, 2016)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1628557282



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"A well-rounded book with both fiction and non-fiction elements, Cash Kat makes for an enjoyable way to embrace concepts of money, community, and the environment through picture book reading." - The Old Schoolhouse Magazine

"I really liked all of the math and the counting coins." - Jewel, age 8 for Kids Book Buzz

"Heartwarming story with learning along the way." - Puget Sound Council for the Review of Children's Books