[Following is a volunteer review of "The Mountain and The Goat" by Siamak Taghaddos.]
4 out of 4 stars
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Parents are often left at their own discretion to inculcate a culture of saving in their children; back in the day, saving in the Milo tin that my dad had tailor-made for me was super-duper exciting. However, not everyone is introduced to the world of saving as a child; this is where The Mountain and The Goat
by Siamak Taghaddos comes in.
This first-person narrative advances the concept of having an act now mentality when it comes to saving, today is the tomorrow you talked about yesterday. Siamak further proves that failing to save has nothing to do with having little; it's interesting how, in the course of time, the meagre resources used in the text go a long way.
I like that Siamak strikes a balance; he is neither for saving everything at the expense of basic needs nor is he for 'eating' everything in complete disregard of the future. In addition to being enjoyable, Siamak's work is also relevant; it has something to offer to readers in different age brackets. I didn't find anything to hate about the book, it actually left me yearning for another insightful read.
The pimped book title won me over. The rhyme adopted by Siamak jogs the reader's memory. The narrator has no face, this personalizes the text. Common things within our environment have been used as illustrations, this makes the book relatable. The Illustrations have also been shaded modestly, young readers will enjoy using their favourite colours on them. I hereby give The Mountain and The Goat
by Siamak Taghaddos a rating of 4 out of 4 stars
The book was professionally edited; I found no grammatical errors. The text is clean; violence, vulgar language, and sexual content are absent, it is therefore a suitable read for children. Adults will also benefit from the book, it conveys important lessons on saving.
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