Review by Ms_Rita30 -- The Mountain and The Goat

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Review by Ms_Rita30 -- 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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A realization that hits most people in adulthood is that you can't always get what you want on a silver platter. There's the need to work before you earn, and in most cases, this requires creativity, planning, and resourcefulness. With this in mind, it is of utmost importance to find creative ways to impact children with this knowledge while they are still young.This is what Siamak Taghaddos has done in his children's book, The Mountain and the Goat.

The book is about a goat that showed kindness to the main character, who was neither named nor illustrated, by offering them some bread and water. In addition to that, the goat advised them to plan ahead. The story progresses by showing how the main character tried to follow the goat's advice, and the mind-blowing reward they got in the end.

The story was set by a mountainside. The illustrations by Zachary Cain were explicit and colorful. The story was written in short sentences using words that would be easy for kids to read. The book seemed to be professionally edited as I found no errors in it.

I particularly liked how the author explored different occupations, and the goods, and services they offered. He also passed on the message that money isn't the only thing that can be used to acquire desired goods or services—the barter system is still very much in play.

Being that there was absolutely nothing to dislike about this book, I rate it 4 out of 4 stars. The author did an excellent job of passing the core message of this book in a succinct and straightforward way. Additionally, children would learn about different occupations in ways that are both creative and exciting.

I would recommend this book for children between the ages of 5 and 6 years as it contains the type of short sentences they're expected to develop. The book was also written using words containing the sounds that are taught at that age. Finally, teachers might find this book an interesting tool to teach speech marks, and the topic of a trade by barter to children.

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"A realization that hits most people in adulthood is that you can't always get what you want on a silver platter. There's the need to work before you earn, and in most cases, this requires creativity, planning, and resourcefulness."

You certainly hit the nail on the head with this. This sounds like a fantastic introduction to working life! Great review!

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I really enjoyed this cute little book when I read. I agree with all your points. Great review!
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Thanks for the detailed and informative review. It is indeed a beautiful little book. I have to recommend this to my sister and her kids.

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A good way to teach children about different occupations as well as the need to plan ahead. Thanks for this review!

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Adrianna Melillo wrote:
13 Jul 2020, 14:30
"A realization that hits most people in adulthood is that you can't always get what you want on a silver platter. There's the need to work before you earn, and in most cases, this requires creativity, planning, and resourcefulness."

You certainly hit the nail on the head with this. This sounds like a fantastic introduction to working life! Great review!


I am glad you agree. Thank you.

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Elvis Best wrote:
13 Jul 2020, 15:22
I really enjoyed this cute little book when I read. I agree with all your points. Great review!


Yes, the book is a very enjoyable read. Thanks for reading my review.

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Vic Chimezie wrote:
16 Jul 2020, 07:39
Thanks for the detailed and informative review. It is indeed a beautiful little book. I have to recommend this to my sister and her kids.
Anytime. I am sure your sister and her kids would enjoy this book.

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Magnify3 wrote:
16 Jul 2020, 10:19
A good way to teach children about different occupations as well as the need to plan ahead. Thanks for this review!
My thoughts exactly. I can't wait for schools to resume so that my students and I can try it out!

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This sounds like a lovely children's book with lots of interesting things educators can explore. Thanks for the review!

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Tomah wrote:
17 Jul 2020, 03:26
This sounds like a lovely children's book with lots of interesting things educators can explore. Thanks for the review!
Indeed it is.

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This book has very important life lessons. I think every child should have a copy. Thanks for an excellent review!

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I'm absolutely sure that my younger sister will enjoy the premise that this story is set in.
Great review.

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Sounds like a really interesting book that teaches great life lessons to children. I always believe in this statement - "Start 'em young!" Your review alone is wonderful and entertaining, I am sure that the book is equally fascinating.

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This book seems to be nice and different. Thanks for your wonderful review.

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