This week as part of the 58th Kid Lit Blog Hop, I’m including my reviews of the latest additions to Joan Holub’s Mini Myths board book series. (You may be familiar with this prolific writer through one of her many other books such as Mighty Dads.
Her newest books, Brush Your Hair Medusa and Make a Wish, Midas, were just recently released (March 2015). In this Mini Myths series the author uses lessons from ancient Greek mythology and applies them to modern toddler/preschooler behavior. (The pictures below contain affiliate links. Disclosure here.)
In Brush Your Hair, Medusa, little Medusa tries everything in her power to “battle” against getting her hair brushed. Eventually she learns that avoiding the hairbrush leads to a trip to the barber where her unruly locks are tamed.
In Make a Wish, Midas our main character learns that not everything can be his favorite color, yellow. When he paints his favorite toy dinosaur yellow, he immediately regrets the mess he’s made and wishes he could have his toy back the way it belongs.
Joan Holub uses simple text to make the storylines clear and to the point. The illustrator, Leslie Patricelli, uses colorful and relevant pictures to engage children. These stories and the way they are put together create books that both young children and their parents can relate to.
I’m always a fan of a book with a “moral of the story,” and I love that the author references classic literature in these modern day stories for kids. (Each Mini Myth book has a kid-friendly abbreviated version of the relevant Greek myth inside the back cover.) I can’t wait to share the other books in the series with my daughter.
If you’d like to know more about these books or the author, Joan Holub, you can check out her website at www.joanholub.com.
(I was provided a free copy of these board books in exchange for an honest review.)
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