Review by Magnify3 -- The Mountain and The Goat

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Review by Magnify3 -- 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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4 out of 4 stars
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The Mountain and The Goat by Siamak Taghaddos is a book written for Children. It tells the story of an unnamed protagonist who encounters a singing goat on his way up a mountain. The goat offers him bread and water. It also advises him to do as he wishes but plan before time. The protagonist eats the bread but uses the water to irrigate the land. This is helpful for it helps the grass to grow, which feeds his cow. The cow now gives him milk. So begins a process of trading.

Siamak Taghaddos is the founder of multiple companies, including Grasshopper, Chargify and Superfat. He wrote the book to plant the seed of entrepreneurship in children.

The book has 21 pages that are filled with illustrations and rhyming text on each page. Each text is about a sentence long. The illustrations are simple and cartoon-like. Although the illustrations are colourful, I noted the backgrounds were mostly light grey and cream. This made the characters stand out as they had more colours.

I liked the idea of singing, kind and wise goat. This can be fascinating to children. The key advice is to plan before time, as nothing can be left to chance in life. If children can learn this at an early age, it can help them immensely.

The book teaches children that mountains which are life’s difficulties are to be faced with the knowledge that something good can come out of it like the singing goat. Therefore, they should make use of every given opportunity. Whatever is given to them has a purpose. Nothing is insignificant. Even if it may not seem helpful to them, it may be useful to another person. There is nothing wrong with trading.

This book is rated 4 out of 4 stars. It is professionally edited and has no profanity. I find nothing to dislike about the book. I recommend it to children aged 5 to 8 as well as their parents.

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I read this children's book some time ago and loved it. Thanks for your lovely review. Good job!
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This children’s book is infused with so many practical lessons that younger audience could pick-up. Thanks for this wonderful review.

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20 sentences all of them laced with a powerful moral. Thanks for an insightful review!
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I have read this book, and I also rated this four out of four stars. I learned from your review the companies that Siamak Taghaddos has founded.
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What a wonderful theme for a children's story! I've read more reviews of this book and they have all been very positive. This must be a gem of a book. :) Thank you for your insights!
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Your review is detailed. I agree that the book will be of help to children. I was elated to read it. Thanks for sharing.

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Elvis Best wrote: ↑
31 Aug 2020, 03:37
I read this children's book some time ago and loved it. Thanks for your lovely review. Good job!
Thank you for taking time to read my review and make a comment. I really appreciate it.

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lavenderbooks20 wrote: ↑
31 Aug 2020, 06:12
This children’s book is infused with so many practical lessons that younger audience could pick-up. Thanks for this wonderful review.
Thank you for taking time to read my review and make a comment. I really appreciate it.

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rahilshajahan wrote: ↑
31 Aug 2020, 09:17
20 sentences all of them laced with a powerful moral. Thanks for an insightful review!
Thank you for taking time to read my review and make a comment. I really appreciate it.

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aaurba wrote: ↑
02 Sep 2020, 05:45
I have read this book, and I also rated this four out of four stars. I learned from your review the companies that Siamak Taghaddos has founded.
Thank you for taking time to read my review and make a comment. I really appreciate it.

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NDeMeer wrote: ↑
02 Sep 2020, 10:54
What a wonderful theme for a children's story! I've read more reviews of this book and they have all been very positive. This must be a gem of a book. :) Thank you for your insights!
Thank you for taking time to read my review and make a comment. I really appreciate it.

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LuciusM wrote: ↑
04 Sep 2020, 07:04
Your review is detailed. I agree that the book will be of help to children. I was elated to read it. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you for taking time to read my review and make a comment. I really appreciate it.

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You have summarized the lessons very well. Thank you for a great review!

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This sounds like a lovely book for children. I like the lesson of needing to plan ahead. Thanks for your wonderful review!

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