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Patrick Turns His Play Into Pay by Patrick& Shani Muhammad - Book Tour & Review

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Shani & Patrick Muhammad

* Children *


Author: Patrick Muhammad & Shani Muhammad

Publisher: 5 Star Publishing

Pages: 40

Genre: Children’s Book

The first book in a series, “Patrick Turns His Play Into Pay”, details the journey of an entrepreneur, through the eyes of a child. The book uses vivid illustrations and lively words, to explain the road little Patrick took into the world of entrepreneurship.  It demonstrates the benefits of tapping into your passion early in life.  “Patrick” tapped into his passion of baking to help solve a money problem.  This book also shows the ups and downs of being an entrepreneur.  You witness a 9-year old take the power and control of his future into his own hands. You also see what happens when “Patrick” finds help in a friend, to help grow his business. Above all, this book motivates both young and young at heart and serves as a reminder that we all have the ability to turn our playdays into paydays.



My Review
Patrick Turns His Play Into Pay is a fun, colorfully illustrated children's book that teaches kids that if they put their mind to it, and with a little hard work, they can turn their hobbies (such as baking, in Patrick's case) into something more.
The rhyming scheme is easy for kids to read, and young readers will be inspired and entertained while following Patrick on his journey to become an entrepreneur.
I like that this book is the first in a series as well. Showing kids it's never too early to start turning their dreams into a reality is a great thing.
I'd recommend this book to parents and young readers who like colorful illustrations, easy-to-read stories, and books that inspire.
4 stars!

South Florida based janitor turned serial
entrepreneur, Patrick Muhammad took what some would call an unconventional
route to his newest venture.  “What I do now has evolved.  It truly
took my passion and has turned it into a profession for me. I can see myself
mentoring and sharing my story with young people easily for the next 20
years.  I love talking to young people and showing them, what
entrepreneurship looks like. I love sharing my stories of how I came to
be.  I didn’t just wake up one day and have all the answers.  My wife
and I bumped our head A LOT.  I just want to say to them, look…here’s the
blueprint.  Start now, don’t wait until you’re 30.  Passion has no
age requirement, and has no limit on how many you can have. I started out as a
janitor, then became a baker now I am into motivational speaking. They just
have to have the passion and guidance. Anything is possible.”

“Patrick Turns His Play Into Pay” is the 1st book in a series of
children’s books authored by husband and wife writing partners, Shani and
Patrick Muhammad. The idea for the book was created one night while trying to
explain the reason there was a gigantic, neon, pink and orange food-truck, now
sitting in their front yard to their then 4 year-old Qadeer.  
Patrick and his wife came up with the idea that they would write a keepsake
item for all their children, detailing the road they took to becoming
entrepreneurs.  The primary message is simple. By tapping into your
passion early in life you can turn your playdays into paydays.  Once the
book was published they both realized that the story could not only inspire
their own children to entrepreneurship, but others as well. Shani figured out
how to self-publish it and Patrick would take it to different youth groups in
his community.   “I began shopping the book around to childcare
centers and non-profits that served young people in the projects and the adults
loved it.  “They really loved the idea that it was based on a true story
and that the message was coming from a black male perspective. A story their
children could relate to.  The images were brown like them and I just
always got a positive response.  We took that book everywhere with us, and
the response was this is a message that’s needed.  Children can’t be what
they can’t see.”

Patrick currently lives in South Florida with his
wife and three of his youngest five children.  He has a passion for
planting the seed of entrepreneurship and carving out wealth building opportunities
for his children’s generation. When he’s not writing books he’s on tour,
speaking to groups of young people about basic principles of financial literacy
and the benefits of early investing using cryptocurrency as a vehicle to
establish future financial goals. When he’s not doing that…he’s on a creek with
a fishing pole in his hand.

Shani Muhammad has been married to Patrick for 17 years now.  Together
they have 5 children and 3 grandchildren.   Shani has spent the past
15 years in a classroom as a teacher. She too is a serial entrepreneur and has
in the past owned a one-price shoe store, group homes and several online
businesses. When she’s not working on the next children’s book in their series,
she too enjoys researching and investing in crypto currencies and planning her
family’s next “staycation.”



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