One Proud Penny by Randy Siegel and illustrated by Serge Bloch offers an interesting look at the life of a penny. This penny has been roaming around the entire country since it was made in 1983. He's been trapped under tables and in sewers, stuck in jars and piggybanks, used to pay for candy and has been carried around in pockets. Though many may think that a penny is worthless, this little penny knows that this is not true: It's like what Abraham Lincoln said, 'Whatever you are, be a good one,' which is a law that penny has tried to live by. Includes fun facts about pennies throughout, plus a section featuring 'A Brief History of U.S. Coins.'