Giveaway and Review: "Mini Myths" Board Books!

 Today, I'll be reviewing the two newest books in the Mini Myths board book series by Joan Holub! Joan has generously offered a sets of autographed Mini Myths books to two lucky readers of In the Hammock!


"Mini Myths: Make a Wish, Midas!"
by Joan Holub, Illus. by Leslie Patricelli
Publisher: Abrams Appleseed
Release Date: Mar 31, 2015
Source: sent by author


My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Summary from goodreads.com:

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.
My Review:

"Make a Wish, Midas" is my favorite in the Mini Myths series! It is just too sweet! Like the other board books in the series, this installment is based on a Greek Myth, retold in a way that toddlers can relate to. Here, Midas wishes that everything he touches would become yellow. But he soon learns that maybe that things are better left unchanged in a very heartwarming way.

The illustrations are so colorful and I think little ones will just love them along with the story. It's a fun tale, and a great introduction to classic myths!


"Mini Myths: Brush Your Hair, Medusa!"
by Joan Holub, Illus. by Leslie Patricelli
Publisher: Abrams Appleseed
Release Date: Mar 31, 2015
Source: sent by author


My Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

Summary from goodreads.com:

The Mini Myths board book series puts a modern spin on ancient Greek mythology for preschoolers.
* MEDUSA refuses to care for her hair, her long locks getting knottier and wilder 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 short summary of the original Medusa myth at the end.
My Review:

"Brush your Hair, Medusa" is another adorable book in the Mini Myths series! This board book follows Medusa and her unruly, snake-like hair on their way to being brushed. She is a sneaky character, and she will do anything to get out of getting her hair brushed. But just like Perseus, her family uses deflection to make her hair presentable.

The story is a perfect fit with the bright illustrations, and I think little ones will enjoy their first introduction to a classic character like Medusa. 

Joan Holub has very generously provided TWO AUTOGRAPHED sets of the Mini Myths books!!! Two winners will receive the entire set of four Mini Myths books, autographed by the author!! The books include "Make a Wish, Midas!" "Brush Your Hair, Medusa!" "Be Patient, Pandora!" and "Play Nice, Hercules!" Thanks, Joan!





GIVEAWAY RULES
The author has generously provided an AUTOGRAPHED prize pack of books for TWO lucky readers of my blog (FOUR books each for two winners). The winners will each receive an autographed copy of all four books in this series!
All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter form below.
  • US only
  • Prizes will be mailed out by the author
  • Must be 18 or over 
  • Ends June 30
Thanks to everyone for entering! Good luck!

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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

64 comments

  1. My daughter would absolutely love these books they look so cute and she is such a little bookworm.

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  2. These books would be perfect for my grandson!
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  3. These books look so cute! Great illustrations

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  4. These look like very cute books that my grandson would enjoy.

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  5. My daughter would love these books!

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  6. These books sound really cute. I also like that a short summary of the original myths are included too.

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  7. My grandsons and granddaughters would love these adorable books. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. My granddaughter loves to be read to, she is three. I love to give her books that teach her something in addition to giving her the love of reading.

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  9. My sons would love this and it would be a great addition to our summer reading list.

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  10. My sons would love this and it would be a great addition to our summer reading list.

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  11. These are so cute. Thanks for the chance to win. My niece could really use Be Patient, Pandora. haha

    -Lauren

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  12. I think Be Patient Pandora looks SO cute!

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  13. We're big fans of Leslie Patricelli around here. I can literally recite my daughter's favorites from memory ('Higher! Higher!', 'Blankie', 'Potty', 'No, no! Yes, yes!) they've been read so often. These books look great.

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  14. Too cute! My nieces and nephews are all too old for these now but they sound fun.

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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  15. The books appear to be super cute

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  16. These sounds wonderful, I will keep them in mind for Sophia!

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  17. These look like lots of fun. I am familiar with this author so I wouldn't hestiate to pick them up for my young kids. I am just sorry I am a day late and a dollar short for the giveaway :(

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  18. These look so adorable. Kids love mythology, so what a great idea!
    Jen @ YA Romantics

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  19. I received my (2 books, not 4) yesterday. They are cute. Thanks again for hosting!

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