{Play Nice, Hercules!: Joan Holub}

{Play Nice, Hercules!: Joan Holub}

{Synopsis} – Hercules is not as interested in “playing nice” as he is in playing strong! But when one feat of strength destroys his little sister’s 12-piece tower, he must use his powers for good to restore the tower and seek her forgiveness. She forgives him indeed, and then shows her own strength by gleefully knocking down the stacked blocks herself! Joan Holub’s expertly focused text pairs perfectly with Leslie Patricelli’s famously humorous illustrations. Includes a summary of the original Hercules’s Twelve Labors myth at the end.

Praise for Mini-Myths: Play Nice, Hercules!
“These adorable volumes feature the title characters learning important life lessons with slight allusions to their Greek mythology counterparts.”
–School Library Journal

{My thoughts} – Myths, who doesn’t enjoy reading about them? They pop up in many sci-fi type television shows and things and are rather interesting. I really like this simple version of Hercules and what he was like written through the authors eyes. This is the perfect book for any parent looking to introduce their child to Greek Myths.

In this book Hercules is all about being strong and not really being nice to his little sister. It shows the normal older sibling younger sibling dynamic. But it also shows that Hercules was a good guy even though he was portrayed as a trouble maker. The colors are bright and eye catching. The illustrations go along perfectly with the book. I only wish that these book was around when my children were babies. It would have been a wonderful bedtime story for the little ones!

This is a must have book for anyone that has children and enjoys Greek mythology. It makes a great introduction story for young ones, that I am sure any little child can enjoy. My seven year-old sat down and read this book one day and the next he was reading it again. He liked the back page that explained more about Hercules the most.

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.


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