Sunday, May 13, 2012

Blog Tour/Mandy Reviews: "Seeds" by David Ankrah

Welcome to our stop on David Ankrah's "Seeds" virtual book blog tour! The tour is being promoted by Tracee at Pump Up Your Book.

I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

About David Ankrah:

David Ankrah is a quiet individual with a background in media, finance and all things creative, full of ideas and compassion for those around him.

He lives in London with family and likes nothing better than to help people and put smiles on faces.

The inspiration for this book came out of wanting to see an end to some of the hardships we face in modern times with a simple story that everyone can enjoy and in particular for adults to read to children all over the world so that they can share the ideas that come to them as they read about the inhabitants of that wonderful place called Zoniye.

You can visit David at his website,

Book Info:

ISBN #: 978-0957145702
Page Count: 23
Copyright: 2011
Publisher: Evolu-Sol Publishing

About "Seeds":
(Info provided by tour host)

If you would like to help children understand some of the benefits of using money wisely from an early age then this is a story that will inspire them ...

Without actually mentioning the word money until after the story ends, this story is designed to show them some of the choices they have in life when it comes to looking after not only their money, but their friends and family.

In fact, you should find that this story has parallels in your life whether you are 6 or 60.

So find out what happens to Palooko and Greecho as they go through life and one mysterious day an event takes place that would change their lives forever ...

Zoniye ...

A wonderful place to live ...

And that is where our story begins ...

Mandy's Review:


The cover is adorable and child-friendly, which is good since this story is meant for parents to read and discuss with their children.

The title is an excellent synonym for what is actually the main character of the story.


There is a happy Utopian society called Zoniye. Everyone is happy, everyone loves each other, everyone helps each other and everyone looks out for one another. Then, one day, strangers enter the Utopian land bringing new ideas and gadgets for the people of Zoniye entrapping them into the lifestyle of a slave. The people of Zoniye are now slaves to the seeds and to the new shiny gadgets the strangers bout. It's a vicious never-ending cycle ... or is it?

Palooko doesn't give into the pressure of keeping up with everyone else. He stays focused on the future and how the seeds can benefit his and his family's future. Can he succeed enough to help out the natural inhabitants of Zoniye?


David Ankrah takes the simple idea of saving for one's future and creates a delightful story called "Seeds." I agree the story can be read to and discussed with children, but I would wait until they were about 8 or 9, depending on their maturity level. I'm just not sure a 6-year-old would completely understand all of the meaning of this book.

I do recommend this book to all parents who have younger children. I think it will be a great resource tool for you in your discussions with them concerning money and their future.

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