Monday, April 27, 2015

Book Review of Mini Myths: Make a Wish, Midas!by Joan Holub

Mini Myths: Make a Wish, Midas! [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: 1419709526
  • ISBN-13: 978-1419709524

Book Description:
Midas wants everything to be his favorite color—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 Holub’s carefully crafted text is brought to life by Leslie Patricelli’s famously humorous illustrations. Includes a summary of the original Midas’s Wish myth at the end.

  • Book Review:
Mini Myths: Make A Wish, Midas!
Review by: Brittany Perez (Oh My Bookness)
April 27,2015 
When Joan and Leslie modernized Midas, in both Greek and Roman In legend, a king of Phyrgia known for his foolishness and greed. They brought a man from the past so perfectly to the future, difference is, instead of being a "King" he is a young boy who loves yellow like gold. Two,instead of being a grown King he is a little boy. Like Midas everything he touches everything to his favorite stuffed animmail, clothes and blankie get yellow all over them and he does not want it anymore. 
Like the Myth of Kimg Midas and his foolish wish, loosing all for all he touched turned to gold, and nearly starved before having it reversed......
As King Midas would Learn Young Midas will also learn,"we can have are cake and eat it to", but in moderation and not all the time. It is good to want. It is good to work, learn and earn and all good things come with time.

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 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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