{Be Careful, Icarus!: Joan Holub}

{Be Careful, Icarus!: Joan Holub}

{Synopsis} – Where not heeding Dad’s warning results in trouble After Icarus and his dad make a bird-shaped kite, Dad warns Icarus to hold on to the string and not to let it fly too high. But Icarus disobeys and soon, the kite gets caught in the trees. Icarus learns to be more careful and exercise his self-control. Joan Holub’s carefully crafted text is brought to life by Leslie Patricelli’s famously humorous illustrations. Includes a summary of the original Icarus myth at the end. This book joins Be Patient, Pandora!, Play Nice, Hercules!, Brush Your Hair, Medusa!, Make a Wish, Midas! and Please Share, Aphrodite! in the Mini Myths series of mythologically-inspired modern-day parables in board book form, each featuring a read-aloud summary of the Greek myth at the very end.

{My thoughts} – These books help to introduce children to the Greek Myths that are so well known. They are explained through an easy to understand story that is more or less unrelated to the actual myth. After the short little story is through the last page has a longer more detailed version of the myth in which it was based. The illustrations help to show children the story in a way in which they are able to better understand what is being read to them.

I highly recommend this book for anyone that enjoys reading about Greek Myths and want to pass that love onto their children. My two year old daughter absolutely loves the books in this series. Her favorite that she has us read over and over and over is Be Patient, Pandora. I absolutely believe that every child should have these books on their bookshelves as they can help them to learn about Greek Mythology and they are really nice little stories!

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.


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