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Are You In Game Shape? (Financial Foundations Book 6) is written by Tammy Johnston. While this book is billed as a financial foundations story, it is far more focused on the general strategy of setting sound and valuable goals and then taking the steps that will lead to achieving them. It is about consistent and directed efforts towards achieving your goals. The classic example of how you eat an elephant is used to make the point that big goals are achieved via small steps taken day after day. The example of Olympic athletes training for years in the hope of making the team and then competing for a gold medal is also used. Readers are discouraged from engaging in distractions such as playing video games, eating fast food and watching television shows. This is advice that can be appropriately directed at people of all ages.
The level of the text is approximately that of the beginning middle school child. Pages with short segments of text alternate with images of happy things, most of which feature children engaged in outdoor activities. The colors are subdued; there are lots of greens as many of the scenes are those of a camp outing for what appears to be a scouting group. This is a quick read, ostensibly written for children, but it is in fact more of a primer on long-term financial planning without directly mentioning that purpose. It is a good book, worthy of reading.