Synopses & Reviews
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. Leslie Patricelliandrsquo;s depictions of this physical comedy bring a lively narrative to Joan Holubandrsquo;s carefully crafted text. Includes a summary of the original Pandoraandrsquo;s Box myth at the end.
Praise for Mini-Myths: Be Patient, Pandora!
andquot;These adorable volumes feature the title characters learning important life lessons with slight allusions to their Greek mythology counterparts.andquot;
--School Library Journal
"Genuinely funny and sweet." Publishers' Weekly, starred review
andquot;...Pandoraand#39;s encounter with the box is remarkably entertaining, and youngsters will relate to the glee she takes in bending the rules.andquot;
andquot;Genuinely funny and sweet.andquot;
andquot;The story is clever, and the lesson...is gently delivered....This will appeal to adults eager to jump-start their babies.andquot;
andquot;[T]he story is a cute one with a familiar toddler scenario and charming illustrations...this is a lighthearted look at the conflict between grown-ups and strong-willed tots with their own agendas.andquot;
andquot;A playful modern-day riff on a classic mythological tale.andquot;
Medusa refuses to care for her hair, her long locks getting knottier and dirtier with each passing page. Her hair rebellion elicits frozen expressions of shock from her family, but nothing will convince Medusa to brush. Only her hairdresser approaches Medusa with bravery and a blade, successfully solving the problem . . . with a short haircut! All are pleased with this drastic yet adorable solution. Leslie Patricelliandrsquo;s depictions of this physical comedy bring a lively visual narrative to Joan Holubandrsquo;s expertly focused text. Includes a summary of the original
Medusaandrsquo;s Wild Hair myth at the end.
Midas wants everything to be his favorite colorandmdash;yellow! He chooses yellow clothes, eats yellow foods, and uses only the yellow paint at his easel. But when he impulsively paints his beloved green Dinoboo, Midas discovers that too much of a good thing is a big mess! Joan Holubandrsquo;s carefully crafted text is brought to life by Leslie Patricelliandrsquo;s famously humorous illustrations. Includes a summary of the original Midasandrsquo;s Wish myth at the end.
Aphrodite, Hera, and Athena are competing for Parisandrsquo;s candy apple. When Aphrodite offers Paris a toy horse, she wins the prize! But her bragging results in the hurt feelings of others. When Aphrodite stops boasting, though, and offers to share her snack instead, the three friends happily play together. Leslie Patricelliandrsquo;s illustrations bring a lively visual narrative to Joan Holubandrsquo;s expertly focused text. Includes a summary of the original myth of Aphrodite and the Golden Apple.
This classic beloved tale is reimagined as a beautiful, sturdy counting board book -- one prince, two sheep, three trees and so on with a surprise lift-the-flap at the end!
No story is more beloved by children and grown-ups alike than this wise, enchanting fable. Parents can share this classic tale with their babies and toddlers as it is re-imagined in this beautiful, sturdy board book. The youngest readers will delight in discovering one prince, two sheep, three trees and so on until they reach the final page where they lift the flap for a surprise!
After little Icarus and his dad make a bird-shaped kite, Dad warns Icarus to hold on to the string and not let it fly too high. But Icarus disobeys, and soon the kite gets caught in the trees! Dad helps him repair the kite so they can play with it again, and Icarus learns the importance of being careful. Joan Holubandrsquo;s carefully crafted text is brought to life by Leslie Patricelliandrsquo;s famously humorous illustrations. Includes a summary of the original Icarus myth.
About the Author
ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPand#201;RY, the "Winged Poet," was born in Lyon, France, in 1900.andnbsp;A pilot at twenty-six, he was a pioneer of commercial aviation and flew in the Spanish Civil War and World War II. His writings include The Little Prince
, Wind, Sand and Stars
, Night Flight
, Southern Mail
, and Airman's Odyssey
. In 1944, while flying a reconnaissance mission for his French air squadron, he disappeared over the Mediterranean.