{Please Share, Aphrodite!: Joan Holub}

{Synopsis} – Aphrodite, Hera, and Athena are competing for Paris’s candy apple. When Aphrodite offers Paris a toy horse, she wins the prize! But her bragging results in the hurt feelings of others. When Aphrodite stops boasting, though, and offers to share her snack instead, the three friends happily play together. Leslie Patricelli’s illustrations bring a lively visual narrative to Joan Holub’s expertly focused text. Includes a summary of the original myth of Aphrodite and the Golden Apple.

Also available in the Mini Myths series: Don’t Get Lost, Odysseus and Good Job, Athena!

{My thoughts} – I really enjoy these mini myth books.They let you share complicated life lessons with your small children in a very simple way. It is brightly colored and eye appealing. It also has easy to turn pages for small hands. At the end of each book is an explanation of the myth in a much more explanatory fashion.

In this particular book Aphrodite learns how important it is to share and not to keep things all to herself. When a boy offers a trade for an apple and she is the one he trades with she makes a big deal out of getting it and then figures out that wasn’t a good idea. Then she decides it’s best to share with all her friends and the story ends with everyone happy playing and eating the apple.

I look forward to sharing this book with my children over and over again.

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.






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