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. Also available in the Mini Myths series: Don't Get Lost, Odysseus and Good Job, Athena!Praise for Mini-Myths: Be Patient, Pandora! "These adorable volumes feature the title characters learning important life lessons with slight allusions to their Greek mythology counterparts." School Library Journal
About the Author
Joan Holub is an award-winning, bestselling author of over 130 children’s books, including the popular series Goddess Girls. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina. Leslie Patricelli has published over 25 books for children, including Yummy Yucky and other titles in the bestselling Bald Baby board book series. She lives in Hailey, Idaho.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion of it. I was so lucky and honored to be picked to review these books! I want to send a big thanks to Renee at Mother Daughter Book Reviews and Mrs. Joan Holub for giving me the opportunity to dive into these adorable books. So I have four boys and my youngest is six years old, which didn't exactly fit into the age limit for the book, but I have to say he still enjoyed these books very much! And I did too! He is still learning to read and we really enjoyed the easiness of the words in Be Patient, Pandora. These board books are also a great way to get our little ones interested in the Greek mythology we love so much. They are so colorful and the pictures are fun and adorable, getting even my older sons (9 &11 yrs old) peeking over our shoulders as we read. Mrs. Holub does a fantastic job of introducing some of the popular myths to younger kids with situations that are much easier to grasp for a 6 year old and under. In Be Patient, Pandora our main character learns that her curiosity can get her in trouble if she doesn't heed her Mother's warnings. These books are adorable and I am totally in love with them! My only problem is I wish they were around when my twins were this young. This is definitely a five heart book!