Review by LuciusM -- The Mountain and The Goat

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Review by LuciusM -- The Mountain and The Goat

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[Following is a volunteer review of "The Mountain and The Goat" by Siamak Taghaddos.]
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3 out of 4 stars
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The Mountain and The Goat is a children’s book authored by Siamak Taghaddos. Like a fairy tale, it is in the form of a simple song or a poem. This piece is short that children can read it in one sitting depending on their age. In this short story, a child runs to the mountain where he/she sees a goat. The goat gives the child some water and bread but reminds the child to do as he/she wishes but plan.

The story will put a young reader into a dilemma of what they would do if they were the child. Basing on the qualities of a good children’s book, The Mountain and The Goat is a must-read for most children. It will be interesting since it contains a relatable story that children will like reading bearing in mind that children have a short concentration span.

The choice to include animal characters such as the goat makes the book captivating as children enjoy such. Finally, there is a moral lesson in the story. People should plan what they do and work together harmoniously.

In contrast, there are a few issues that I felt could be done to make this book better. First, the author did not indicate the gender of the child who is narrating the story. Although he might have intentionally omitted to make any reader see themselves as the superheroes in the story, it may leave some with the question. Second, I did not see the narrator in the illustrations used in the book, despite being the protagonist playing a vital role.

I rate the book 3 out of 4 stars. I did not encounter any error nor use of profane language. The language is simple that suits young readers. I recommend this book to parents and teachers for their children.

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Post by MuthoniMuriithi »

The book seems fine to be read by young readers seeing that it has a moral lesson. Great review LuciusM.
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This little book was a fun book for me. Thanks for your honest review. Good job!
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The book sounds interesting from your review, will add it to my must read shelf too. Good review.
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This is a beautiful review and the book is thought provoking.
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Nice review. I agree with your rating. Perhaps the author could have included a protagonist either female or male because I think children rather prefer to have a hero or character they can relate to.
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Having read this book myself I agree with your points about the animal characters and the moral lesson. Thanks for the great review!
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This is a nice children’s book. But I think the author could have included something more in this. Nevertheless, I enjoyed reading your review. Good job!
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In contrast, there are a few issues that I felt could be done to make this book better. First, the author did not indicate the gender of the child who is narrating the story. Although he might have intentionally omitted to make any reader see themselves as the superheroes in the story, it may leave some with the question. Second, I did not see the narrator in the illustrations used in the book, despite being the protagonist playing a vital role.
Thanks for scrutinizing the book really well. I have read this book already, and I think it's perfect. Those ambiguities may be intended to suit its context. In my own perspective, the main idea was about managing resources and giving; which I think it was fulfilled and focused. Nonetheless, you have written a detailed review. Nice job!
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If a child can learn harmony and team work from a young age, it makes for a more fulfilling adulthood. I'm sure this book can teach a child to get started on these virtues.

Thank You for this insightful review
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I liked that the author didn't specify the gender of the narrator, leaving it to the reader to imagine themselves.Thanks for your review!
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The fact that the book uses animal characters enables the author to connect with children. The moral lesson is delivered much better with such a story. The mention of the simple language used makes it easy to understand for the young readers. Good review mr.
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The fact that the book uses animal characters, enables the author to connect with children. The moral lesson is delivered much better with such a story. The mention of the simple language used makes it easy to understand for the young readers. Good review mr.
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Post by JULIUSYEGO »

The simple language used suits young readers . I like the moral lesson too. A nice review.
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Indeed the book is suited for children. It's capable of holding their attention because of the short story and use of animal characters. Nice review!
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