Teaching our next generation about financial freedom so that they can have an epic life is so important.
Welcome to one of the November 2nd stops on the blog tour for Epic Life by Jon Daugherty with Goddess Fish Promotions. Be sure to follow the rest of the tour for more reviews and a giveaway! More on that at the end of this post.
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About the Book
by Jon Daugherty
Illustrated by Bonnie Lemaire
Published 13 May 2020
Page Count: 46
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Teaching our next generation about financial freedom so that they can have an epic life is so important. Tatum and his mom are going to show you how to get there in a fun and creative way. Follow them on this journey by planting your own money trees so that we can grow wealth. Let us break old financial habits and create new ones. By doing this we must act differently than everyone else in order to have an epic life.
After anxiously waiting for his mom to be done, Tatum finally got to ask her. . . .
“Instead of giving that lady OUR money, why don’t we get rid of that rusty old car and buy the new Turbo Sport 3000, like Mr. D over there?”
“He-he-he,” his mom giggled. She calmly replied, “Let me show you.”
After driving for what felt like infinity hours to Tatum, they arrived at . . . an apple orchard?!
The rusty old car stopped. Tatum asked, “What does a Turbo Sport 3000 have to do with apples?”
“He-he-he,” his mom giggled and said, “come with me, and I’ll explain everything.”
My Rating: 4 Stars
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I was granted complimentary digital access to Epic Life as part of my participation in a blog tour for this title with Goddess Fish Promotions. Thank you to all involved in affording me this opportunity! My thoughts are my own and my review is honest.
Epic Life is the story of little Tatum and the day he goes with his mom to the bank. He overhears another bank patron expressing plans to withdraw everything and purchase a “Turbo Sport 3000!” sports car and wishes his parents would do the same instead of giving their money to the bank teller. His mother proceeds to take him to an orchard and use the trees as a metaphor to explain the wisdom of saving money and imparts a simplified understanding of savings accounts.
This is a valuable lesson for kids to learn, for sure, and a storybook like this is a great way to teach it. The illustrations are beautiful and captivating, and the story is surprisingly entertaining for such a potentially drab topic. My only complaints are that the mother constantly going “He-he-he” in dialogue instead of saying “she laughed/giggled” got annoying (I mentally gave her a very small, high voice and couldn’t take her seriously) and “Turbo Sport 3000!” is printed in a Hotwheels logo type flaming font every single time it appears. This isn’t the easiest thing to read and could pose problems for readers with certain visual impairments or learning disabilities.
About the Author
Author Jon Daugherty was born and raised in Kelowna, British Columbia, starting as an educational assistant. He now works and resides in Fort McMurray, Alberta, and is hoping to share his passion for financial growth to other families. As a father, Jon believes it is important to teach today’s youth about financial freedom.
Barry Finlay will be awarding a $15 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.a Rafflecopter giveaway
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