In celebration of National Read a Book Day, we are sharing a modern-day fable with our young resourceful readers! The Mountain and the Goat, by first-time author Siamak Taghaddos and illustrator Zachary Cain, promotes emotional intelligence through the natural lenses of creativity, curiosity and confidence. The storyline demonstrates how to “take advantage of the opportunities that life presents”, a positive and timely message for kids in the era of COVID-19.

Although marketed for children ages 5 to 8, the lessons of strategic decision making, successful progressions, and playing an active role in getting to where you want to be are themes for all ages. The author describes the impact an old Persian poem had in teaching him to seize opportunities through the natural progression of decision-making where “small actions lead to bigger and better results.” ( The Mountain and the Goat hopes to inspire young readers to embrace their unique resourcefulness and develop a “take-action” mentality for the wide world ahead!

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Siamak Taghaddos is founder of Poetti Publishing and other companies including Grasshopper, Chargify and SuperFat. At 23, Siamak was named MA Young Entrepreneur of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Association and at 25 he became one of the youngest CEOs to reach the Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing companies.