Brush your Hair, Medusa and Make a Wish, Midas
by Joan Holub and Leslie Patricelli
I am very passionate about books, and I believe children should be exposed to them from birth. You may think any book will do, and it will. But, wouldn’t you rather read something that is both fun and educational too? The Mini Myths board books are both.
Mini Myth Board Book Brush your Hair, Medusa
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 of Brush Your Hair, Medusa
Brush your Hair, Medusa is one of the latest board books in the Mini Myths series written by Joan Holub and illustrated by Leslie Patricelli. I love books that encourage learning while still being entertaining. I started reading to my children while they were still in the womb!
It is never too early to cultivate a love of reading. Board books are a great way for little ones to enjoy books without you having to worry about them tearing out the pages. Books are meant to be handled after all! What is the fun of being a little kid yet not able to look at your own books? And this Mini Myth about Medusa is one your little ones will love to look at on their own.
The illustrations are vibrant and the text is so simple that they’ll remember what you have read to them. Medusa doesn’t want to brush her hair, but grandma is on her way! What will she think of Medusa’s messy messy hair?! Medusa doesn’t care! She’d rather brush her doll’s hair!
You will get a kick out of these illustrations and how they fit right in with the myth. The bonus information about the myth of Medusa will make this a great resource as your child grows. I definitely recommend this series!
Make a Wish Midas
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 of Make a Wish, Midas
Next up we’ve got Make a Wish, Midas Midas! Like the Medusa book, this is another board book your little ones will enjoy…especially if they love the color yellow! Midas wants everything to be his favorite color: yellow! Of course, if you know the myth about Midas, you’ll chuckle at this since you know Midas could turn everything into gold!
But like big Midas, little Midas learns that somethings are better left as they are. Again, this board book has the longer story about Midas in the back which allows you to share the myth with your child as they get older and able to better understand the moral of the story.
I highly recommend Mini Myths for you and your children.
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