Sunday, January 25, 2015

#Review/ #Giveaway: Mini Myths:Be Patient Pandora! and Play Nice Hercules! by Joan Holub/ Illustrated by Leslie Patricelli

When Pandora is warned by her mother not to open a box, her spirited curiosity trumps her obedience. Pandora harmlessly touches the box, innocently leans on the box, and eventually, albeit accidentally, bursts the box open! The cupcakes that were hidden inside are ruined, except for one last vestige, which Pandora presents in the hope that her mother still loves her.

Hercules is not as interested in “playing nice” as he is in playing strong! But when one feat of strength destroys his little sister’s 12-piece tower, he must use his powers for good to restore the tower and seek her forgiveness. She forgives him indeed, and then shows her own strength by gleefully knocking down the stacked blocks herself!

My review:
These two book are aimed for children less than 2 years old as they are sturdy board books with very few words. However, that does not mean that they go without merit.  The books are clever retellings of classic myths that truly pack a punch. Each teaches a lesson that even the youngest of children would recognize.

The illustrations are done in bold and colorful colors. The facial features tell exactly what each character is thinking. They are done well and add greatness to the books.

For the older child or adult, the original myth has been condensed and written on the very back page. Truly this is also a nice addition to already great books!

Both of these books get 5 stars!
Would you like to have a chance at winning one of these two books? Author Joan Holub has generously offered a book to one of my readers. Enter in the Rafflecopter below.

Disclosure: I received these books from the author for my open and honest opinion. The views expressed here are 100% my own and may differ from yours. I am not responsible for prize shipment. ~Naila Moon

Where to find the author:
Joan Holub author Mighty Dads

Joan Holub is co-author of the best-selling Goddess Girls series, the Grimmtastic Girls series, and the Heroes in Training series. Her picture book Little Red Writing received three starred reviews and has been named to many Best-of lists. Her mighty cool dad inspired the creation of the picture book, Mighty Dads

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  1. Oh the Shampoodle looks like a fun story and I'd love to take a gander at that sign language book too. :)

  2. I would like "Smart about 50 States"! Looks cool.


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