Review by Tablito -- The Mountain and The Goat

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Review by Tablito -- 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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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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          It's interesting how the narrator having no face can actually personalize the book. I think it teaches a great lesson about saving for tomorrow while effectively holding the child's attention. Thanks for the review!
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          Kelyn wrote:
          27 Sep 2020, 20:11
          It's interesting how the narrator having no face can actually personalize the book. I think it teaches a great lesson about saving for tomorrow while effectively holding the child's attention. Thanks for the review!
          Having fun while learning is exactly what the reader experiences, thanks Kelyn for stopping by.

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          Post by Chigo Nwagboso »

          I'm happy with the moral lessons this book has to teach. I believe children and adults will benefit a lot from this book. Saving sometimes seems difficult but, very essential. Thanks for the insightful review.

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          Chigo Nwagboso wrote:
          03 Oct 2020, 03:13
          I'm happy with the moral lessons this book has to teach. I believe children and adults will benefit a lot from this book. Saving sometimes seems difficult but, very essential. Thanks for the insightful review.
          Saving is not a walk in the park, it surely requires a lot of discipline. Thanks, Nwagboso, for your comments.

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          Post by lavenderbooks20 »

          It’s interesting to find out that the author has a balanced opinion about saving. I also like the fact that both children and adults will benefit from this book. Great review.

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          lavenderbooks20 wrote:
          05 Oct 2020, 04:44
          It’s interesting to find out that the author has a balanced opinion about saving. I also like the fact that both children and adults will benefit from this book. Great review.
          Siamak is of the view that having a comfortable life currently and a financially-secure life in future are equally important, none of them should suffer. Thanks for your comments, Lavender.

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          Post by shamayelnur »

          This book seems to be helpful for a lot of children and adults with its moral lessons. Being to convey such messages to all the age group shows the writer did a great job at writing.

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          I can imagine kids gushing over how colorful this book is. Thanks for the wonderful review and recommendation.

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          shamayelnur wrote:
          07 Oct 2020, 04:54
          This book seems to be helpful for a lot of children and adults with its moral lessons. Being to convey such messages to all the age group shows the writer did a great job at writing.
          You're absolutely right Shamayelnur, the beauty of the book is that it has something to offer to every reader irregardless of their age. Thanks for your comments.

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          Saint Bruno wrote:
          07 Oct 2020, 07:52
          I can imagine kids gushing over how colorful this book is. Thanks for the wonderful review and recommendation.
          Kids will hold on to the book till the end of the text simply because of the attractive colours.Thanks for your views, Saint Bruno.

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          There's usually a balance between the amount of savings to make and how often it should be done. I think I equally used the Milo tin to save, though not money. Thank you for this nice review, Tablito.

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          Eutoc wrote:
          07 Oct 2020, 09:48
          There's usually a balance between the amount of savings to make and how often it should be done. I think I equally used the Milo tin to save, though not money. Thank you for this nice review, Tablito.
          Indeed having a habit of saving translates to increased savings as days go by. Thanks for commenting, Eutoc.

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          Post by Adanna Inya »

          I love this book that teaches children how to plan ahead. Beautiful review.

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          Post by Luluwa79 »

          Nice review. The book is interesting and it will serve as an educational book to children since it will impart them positively about planning and saving.

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