Book Reviews: Brush Your Hair, Medusa! & Make a Wish, Midas! by Joan Holub & Leslie Patricelli

Mini Myths Brush Your Hair, Medusa! Holub Patricelli

Title: Brush Your Hair, Medusa! (Mini Myths)

Author: Joan Holub

Illustrator: Leslie Patricelli

Publication Date: March 24, 2015

Publisher: Abrams Appleseed

Pages: 24

Recommended Ages: 1 to 3

Summary 

Medusa refuses to care for her hair, her long locks getting messier 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 scissors, 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.

My Review

I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.

Mini Myths are board books for young children. They are easy to read and each page has cute, colorful pictures.

Brush Your Hair, Medusa! is about a girl who has unruly hair and her father has a rough time getting her to slow down long enough to brush it.

At the end of the book is a page about the myth of Medusa which the story is based on. This book is adorable!

 

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Mini Myths Make A Wish, Midas! Holub Patricelli

Title: Make a Wish, Midas! (Mini Myths)

Author: Joan Holub

Illustrator: Leslie Patricelli

Publication Date:March 24, 2015

Publisher: Abrams Appleseed

Pages: 24

Recommended Ages: 1 to 3

Summary

Midas wants everything to be his favorite color – yellow! He chooses yellow clothes, eats yellow foods, and uses only the yellow paint at his art 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’ Golden Touch myth at the end.

 

My Review

I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.

Mini Myths are board books for young children. They are easy to read and each page has cute, colorful pictures.

Make a Wish, Midas! is about a boy who wishes that everything is yellow. When his wish comes true, he realizes that it wasn’t such a great wish after all. 

At the end of each book is a page about the actual myth the story is based on. This one, of course, is based on the story of King Midas. These books are so cute!

 

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About the Author

Joan HolubJoan Holub’s fascination with mythology inspired Mini Myths, a new board book series that translates famous myths into situations familiar to preschoolers. The first four titles are Be Patient, Pandora!, Play Nice, Hercules!, Brush Your Hair, Medusa! and Make A Wish, Midas! published byAbrams Appleseed. Joan co-authors two other mythology series for Simon and Schuster, Goddess Girls (ages 8-12) and Heroes in Training (ages 7-10). Her picture book, Mighty Dads, was a New York Times bestseller in 2014.

 

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About the Illustrator

Leslie Patricelli is the bestselling author-illustrator of many adorable board books, including Yummy Yuckyand Toot!

 

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