The Resource Make a wish, Midas!
- Make a wish, Midas!
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- by Joan Holub ; illustrated by Leslie Patricelli
- Young Midas, who loves the color yellow, makes an impulsive wish that has dire consequences for his beloved toy dinosaur. Includes a retelling of the original Midas's Wish myth
- Like his Greek god namesake with the golden touch, toddler Midas loves yellow. A simple, initial double-page spread with just one word on each page makes this preference clear. He chooses yellow clothes, yellow food, and then yellow paint. Left to his own devices, Midas paints everything yellow, including his green dinosaur. The look on his face when he realizes what he's done is priceless. Fortunately, Dinoboo is washable. In a welcome touch, Midas is portrayed as a little brown boy with curly hairâ€”a decision that may help this book find an audience. The story is clever, and the lessonâ€”be careful what you wish forâ€”is gently delivered. But what child of true board-book age has the conceptual sophistication for life lessons and the Greek myths? The simple retelling of "Midas and the Golden Touch" at the end of the book will be lost on young children, though Holub's skill in condensing the story to its essential elements is impressive. This will appeal to adults eager to jump-start their babies, but very young children would be better served with an age-appropriate board book with simple object-naming or shape- and sound-identification activities. Give babies Mother Goose; leave mythology for later. (Board book. 1-3)(Kirkus Reviews, April 1, 2015)
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- Mak 2015
- Literary form
- Series statement
- Mini myths
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