Reviews: Be Patient, Pandora!


Title: Be Patient, Pandora!
Author: Joan Holub and Leslie Patricelli
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Release Date: September 2014
Length: 24 pages
Series?: Mini Myths
Genre: Childrens

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When Pandora is warned by her mother not to open a box, her spirited curiosity trumps her obedience. Pandora harmlessly touches the box, innocently leans on the box, and eventually, albeit accidentally, bursts the box open! The cupcakes that were hidden inside are ruined, except for one last vestige, which Pandora presents in the hope that her mother still loves her. Leslie Patricelli’s depictions of this physical comedy bring a lively narrative to Joan Holub’s carefully crafted text. Includes a summary of the original Pandora’s Box myth at the end.

***** Review *****

The Mini Myths introduce mythology to preschoolers at their level.

Pandora cannot resist the box, even though her mother warns her to stay away. She does everything possible except actually opening the box, but as we all know, it is Pandora’s Box!

The illustrations are perfect and Pandora is the cutest sneaky girl…until she unleashes Pandora’s Box.

***** About the Authors *****

Joan Holub

Joan Holub graduated from college in Texas with a fine arts degree, and then freelanced as an art director at a graphic design firm for eight years. She dreamed of working in children’s books, so she moved to New York City and became associate art director in Scholastic trade books, where she designed books for children and worked with editors and illustrators. She illustrated her first published children’s book in 1992 and soon began illustrating full time. She began completing manuscripts and mailing them out to publishers in the early 1990s. In 1996, she sold my first two manuscripts — Boo Who? A Spooky Lift-the-Flap Book (Scholastic) and Pen Pals (Grosset & Dunlap). Now she writes full time and has written and/or illustrated over 130 children’s books.

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Leslie Patricelli

248583Leslie Patricelli is the American writer of the books Blankie and Big Little. Leslie Patricelli grew up in Seattle, Washington close to Pine Lake. At college, Leslie Patricelli majored in Communications at the University of Washington. She became an advertising copywriter after college then became a ski instructor in Italy. Leslie Patricelli is also an illustrator for children. She created and animated Rover the Dog for Windows XP help. Patricelli took classes at the School of Visual Concepts in Seattle.

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