The Great Investo Book Series
Enjoy the adventures of The Great Investo, the world's most inept money magician, and his savvy assistant, Penny in their series of fun and informative storybooks. The books are written and illustrated by Greg Koseluk and were made possible by a grant from Capital One. All the books are available from Amazon and other retailers. Click on the book cover to link to the Amazon order page.
Attention Teachers: All the books in the series have lesson plans created by educational consultants at the University of Delaware. Discounted bulk orders on all the books are also available! Contact Renee Rau at the DFEA for information on bulk order discounts!
The Books Include....
The Great Investo's money magic has gotten rather flabby. Penny, his financially wise assistant, says a visit to Muscles O'Money's Money Gym is just want the wizzard needs to get financially fit! Muscles teaches Investo that getting money fit is easy with three simple steps: Setting Goals; Creating a Budget; and Saving! The Great Investo and Muscles O'Money is a great way to introduce kids to the money habits that will serve them for a lifetime!
The Great Investo wants to go on vacation, but doesn’t have enough money. Penny, his smart assistant, suggests he save for his dream trip, but that’s too slow for Investo. Why wait when you can use a mystical crystal ball to win the money? Investo enters raffles, contests, and lotteries in pursuit of his prize. Will he win, or was Penny right all along?.
"Every Little Bit Saved Makes a Little Bit More!" That's the saving advice Penny gives to The Great Investo. Saving your pennies really adds up! But Investo doesn't want to wait. So he uses his magic to speed up time and save one penny a day for a million days! When Investo wakes up he's a million pennies richer, but a million days older, too! What will the future be like for the Great Investo now that he's over 2,000 years old? The Great Investo and the Million Pennies is a great way to teach children about the importance of consistently saving money...even in little bits!
We all should save money, but what good does it do? That’s the question Penny asks The Great Investo. When you save money in your local bank, is it just for yourself or does it help anyone else? To answer the question Investo calls on his old magic teacher, The Wizard of Wealth. Together they try to illustrate how it all works by conjuring up a money tree. As with most of Investo’s efforts, the results are less than successful, but always fun! Fortunately, Penny knows the real answer to what happens to a whole town when you save! The Great Investo and the Money Tree is an entertaining way to teach kids how saving money in your local banks helps the whole community!
The Great Investo, the world's worst money magician, and his assistant Penny are back with a new adventure about the magic of compound interest. Penny explains how money can grow in an interest-bearing bank account. But the trouble (and the fun) begins when Investo decides to illustrate the lesson with compounding flamingos. Soon they're overrun with flourishing flamingos and Investo can't stop them! The Great Investo and the Flourishing Flamingos is a fun way to teach kid about the magic of compound interest.
What happens when you rub a piggy bank? If it’s a mystical piggy bank and you’re The Great Investo, the world’s worst money magician, a crazy genie will appear. And that’s just what happens in The Great Investo and The Secret Saver. Investo and Penny are saving for new bicycles. Penny saves her money in safe places. Investo enlists the help of his secret saver genie to hide his savings. Wait until you see the silly places the genie saves Investo’s money! As with most of the Great Investo’s ideas the results are less than successful and very entertaining! The Great Investo and the Secret Saver is a fun way to teach children about the best way to save money.
Penny, Investo’s faithful assistant, is looking for answers to simple questions about saving money. Unfortunately, nothing’s ever simple with the Great Investo. To find out the why, where, what, when, and who of saving, Investo revs up his Globe-Trotting, Cash-Spotting Mystical Sphere. Investo travels around the world to visit some of the silliest examples of saving that ever were! Fortunately, Penny is along for the ride and she has the right answers! The Great Investo and the Globe-Trotting, Cash-Spotting Mystical Sphere is an entertaining way to teach children about the importance of saving money.