Loonie is part of the Weigl Educational Publishers Canadian Icons series and is suitable for grades 1 to 3.
The Canadian one-dollar coin was first introduced in Canada on June 30, 1987. It replaced the one dollar bill, which was taken out of circulation completely in 1989. The coin is called a Loonie because it features a picture of a common loon, a well-known Canadian bird on the opposite side to the picture of the Queen.
The series explores the various symbols that have shaped the nation's identity. This book explores how the Loonie came to be developed and how it still plays a role in the life of Canadian today.