Sunday, August 3, 2014

Play Nice Hercules by Joan Holub Book Review

Mini Myths:
Play Nice, Hercules!
Author: Joan Holub
Illustrated: Leslie Patricelli
Age Range: 1 - 4 years
Series: Mini Myths
Board book: 24 pages
Publisher: Abrams Appleseed; Brdbk edition (September 16, 2014)
ISBN-10: 1419709542
ISBN-13: 978-1419709548

Book Review :
By : Brittany Perez

Mini Myths; Play Nice, Hercules! Is a modern day parable, mythology based about a young Hercules. The Mini Myths; Play Nice, Hercules is based around Hercules a strong hero who caused destruction and hurt his family by mistake. With a twist, Joan Holub and illustrated by Leslie Patricelli brings Greek Mythology to the young, about a young Hercules, keeping the Greek Mythology alive with a modern take.

In the Mini Myths; Play Nice, Young Hercules, a young Hercules causes mischief when playing with his little sister. After being asked by his father if he is playing nice, but a young Hercules says he is mot but STRONG, he can take down monsters and castles. When knocking down blocks his sister was playing with his father asks again are you playing nice? And apologizes and fixes it. Like the Greek mythology, Hercules hurt his family but not intentionally, thanks to a troublemaking goddess named Hera he accidentally hurt them and decided two take on twelve challenges called Labors and once completed he was forgiven.

In Play Nice, Hercules! With keeping the spirit alive of the Greek Mythology of Hercules with a modern twist allows the young to enjoy the tales with a explanation of the Greek tale following the end of story.

With fun illustrations, followed by the text, Mini Myths; Play Nice Hercules! Will leave you looking for more.

About the Author
Joan Holub is an award-winning, bestselling author of over 130 children’s books, including the popular series Goddess Girls. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina. Leslie Patricelli has published over 25 books for children, including Yummy Yucky and other titles in the bestselling Bald Baby board book series. She lives in Hailey, Idaho.

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