Monday, April 27, 2015

Book Review of Mini Myths Brush Your Hair Medusa by Joan Holub

Mini Myths: Brush Your Hair, Medusa! [Board Book]
Joan Holub Leslie Patricelli 
Age Range: 1 - 3 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Series: Mini Myths
  • Board book: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams; Brdbk edition (March 24, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1419709534
  • ISBN-13: 978-1419709531l

  • Book  Description:
    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 Patricelli’s depictions of this physical comedy bring a lively visual narrative to Joan Holub’s expertly focused text. Includes a summary of the original
    Medusa’s Wild Hair myth at the end.
                                           (Cover Photo)

                                                           (Page Inserrt)

Book Review:
Mini Myths: Brush Your Hair, Medusa!
Review by: Brittany Perez (Oh My Bookness)

Joan Holub  with Leslie Patricelli once again  brought a Greek mythology tale to a grade school level. For I find its one of the hardest one yet, medusa. The woman with hair for snakes. Joan and Leslie managed to weave a classic mythological tale an bring it into this century. 

With a young medusa refusing to care for her wild and crazy long long locks wild as they can be, in I'm tamed, Un-fully like snake head herself. All her daddy wants is her to brush her hair and tame her wild locks to Jane a civilized appearance for when she shows ups.....

Instead she she reveals she brushes her dolls her dolls hair while bouncing on one her bed...till Grammy comes. Grammy has the ways of persuasion, a way to tame the beasts......

While still staying true to the classic, Joan and Leslie brought mythology to a new generation in a way they can understand. Have fun, and relate to. Most importantly Joan adds I'm the end the myth of Medusa, with her snake jake, her wild locks,how she dealt what people thought  and should eventually would become.

While this is a new classic she she makes sure to add the actually summary of the mythology at the end and you can see how the the new classic fits in with in the the old lore. Leslie's draw swim also do a great he long bring Joan's word life, it does not have not be complicated to convey a message a and this story successfully did.

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 more than 25 books for children, including Yummy Yucky and other titles in the bestselling Bald Baby board book series. She lives in Ketchum, Idaho.
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