Monday, February 19, 2018

Book Review: 'Piggy Sense!' by Reed Moore

The mysteriously handsome man in the bio photograph of author Reed Abbitt Moore, who makes his published children’s book debut with PIGGY SENSE, shares an interesting background for the reader to appreciate his art. Reed is an artist located in the heart of Salt Lake City, Utah and he both writes and illustrates his children’s books as well as writing poetry, songs, and inventor and is an entrepreneur. It is no wonder, then, with all of this background that the first book from him available to us is a book on monetary aspects of saving - for children…and adults!

Very cleverly he makes his main character is a bright little lad who doubles his findings of pennies, nickels, and dimes and quarters and is determined to increase his money by performing jobs and saving. His pride in his ventures is undeterred by the people who overspend and he decides he will not buy things he doesn’t need so that when he finds something he DOES need he will have the money to buy it instead of borrowing. It all starts with his penny (and of course his Piggy Bank) and he shares his knowledge with the reader.

Reed makes the story fun to read, very wisely directed at the pleasures of saving money (during a time when everyone is scraping together credit cards too frequently) and at the end of his book he adds images of coins and bills – a fine touch of polishing the education of the story. And to finish the tale he offers ‘My Piggy Sense Account – a true savings program on paper that children can actually use. Reed Moore displays all of his many talents in this terrific, beautifully illustrated little book – except for a song….Highly Recommended. Grady Harp, December 15

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