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Midas wants everything to be his favorite color—yellow! He chooses yellow clothes, eats yellow foods, and uses only the yellow paint at his easel. But when he impulsively paints his beloved green Dinoboo, Midas discovers that too much of a good thing is a big mess! Joan Holub’s carefully crafted text is brought to life by Leslie Patricelli’s famously humorous illustrations Midas wants everything to be his favorite color—yellow! He chooses yellow clothes, eats yellow foods, and uses only the yellow paint at his easel. But when he impulsively paints his beloved green Dinoboo, Midas discovers that too much of a good thing is a big mess! Joan Holub’s carefully crafted text is brought to life by Leslie Patricelli’s famously humorous illustrations. Includes a summary of the original Midas’s Wish myth at the end.


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Midas wants everything to be his favorite color—yellow! He chooses yellow clothes, eats yellow foods, and uses only the yellow paint at his easel. But when he impulsively paints his beloved green Dinoboo, Midas discovers that too much of a good thing is a big mess! Joan Holub’s carefully crafted text is brought to life by Leslie Patricelli’s famously humorous illustrations Midas wants everything to be his favorite color—yellow! He chooses yellow clothes, eats yellow foods, and uses only the yellow paint at his easel. But when he impulsively paints his beloved green Dinoboo, Midas discovers that too much of a good thing is a big mess! Joan Holub’s carefully crafted text is brought to life by Leslie Patricelli’s famously humorous illustrations. Includes a summary of the original Midas’s Wish myth at the end.

30 review for Mini Myths: Make a Wish, Midas!

  1. 5 out of 5

    Lou Hilton

    A cute and fun kids version of the story of Midas. Loved that the full story is in the back of the book so you cam read that too.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Jillyn

    I'm a Classic student, so when I came across the Mini Myths series I knew I had to give them a read, and I definitely was not disappointed! Make a Wish, Midas! is a contemporary and child-friendly retelling of the familiar Greek myth of King Midas, who wished from the gods that everything he touched would turn to gold to make him rich, only with some complicated results. This story features little Midas who LOVES his yellow paint so much he wants to cover everything with it. It's a cute and relat I'm a Classic student, so when I came across the Mini Myths series I knew I had to give them a read, and I definitely was not disappointed! Make a Wish, Midas! is a contemporary and child-friendly retelling of the familiar Greek myth of King Midas, who wished from the gods that everything he touched would turn to gold to make him rich, only with some complicated results. This story features little Midas who LOVES his yellow paint so much he wants to cover everything with it. It's a cute and relatable tale that kids are sure to enjoy. The illustrations definitely help bring this tale to life. They're simple but charming, and done in such bright colors that it's impossible not to be happy and smile while looking through this board book. It's sure to hold a kid's attention and enamor them to the myth that's being told to them. What I liked best about this book is the last page. The final page of this board book tale is a simplified, kid-friendly version of the original King Midas myth. I think this is fantastic, because it's an approachable way to introduce kids to Classic literature and myth tradition. I'm a student of the Classic, and this concept warms my heart. I think that this book is a must-have for early elementary education teachers as well as parents who want a fun way to get their kids familiar with mythology. This is a great story to read aloud and share together, and is hopefully one that will stick with a child as they grow! I received a copy in exchange for my honest review. This review can also be found on my blog, Bitches n Prose.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Holly Letson

    First off, I want to thank Joan Holub for providing me review copies of both Make a Wish, Midas! and Brush Your Hair, Medusa!. I was very excited to find these in the mailbox today, as I love this series. Secondly, I want to say that it's nice to see a POC in the series. ----------------------------- As a take of the story of King Midas, who turns everything he sees into gold, Baby Midas is obsessed with the color yellow. He only wants to wear yellow. He wishes that everything--even his mother!- First off, I want to thank Joan Holub for providing me review copies of both Make a Wish, Midas! and Brush Your Hair, Medusa!. I was very excited to find these in the mailbox today, as I love this series. Secondly, I want to say that it's nice to see a POC in the series. ----------------------------- As a take of the story of King Midas, who turns everything he sees into gold, Baby Midas is obsessed with the color yellow. He only wants to wear yellow. He wishes that everything--even his mother!--was yellow. Everything is going fine till he paints his favorite toy, a dinosaur named Dinoboo, yellow. After that, it really hits him, and he decides that he doesn't want YELLOW in his life, anymore. ----------------------------- The colors in this book are very bold and vibrant and the words are easy to read. Plus, Midas is a fun child. This book was a delight to read.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Tiffiny

    In this Mini Myths series, author Joan Holub uses lessons from ancient Greek mythology and applies them to modern toddler/preschooler behavior. In "Make a Wish, Midas" our main character learns that not everything can be his favorite color, yellow. When he paints his favorite toy dinosaur yellow, he immediately regrets the mess he’s made and wishes he could have his toy back the way it belongs. Joan Holub uses simple text to make the storylines clear and to the point. The illustrator, Leslie Patr In this Mini Myths series, author Joan Holub uses lessons from ancient Greek mythology and applies them to modern toddler/preschooler behavior. In "Make a Wish, Midas" our main character learns that not everything can be his favorite color, yellow. When he paints his favorite toy dinosaur yellow, he immediately regrets the mess he’s made and wishes he could have his toy back the way it belongs. Joan Holub uses simple text to make the storylines clear and to the point. The illustrator, Leslie Patricelli, uses colorful and relevant pictures to engage children. These stories and the way they are put together create books that both young children and their parents can relate to. I’m always a fan of a book with a “moral of the story,” and I love that the author references classic literature in these modern day stories for kids. (Each Mini Myth book has a kid-friendly abbreviated version of the relevant Greek myth inside the back cover.) I can’t wait to share the other books in the series with my daughter. (I was provided a free copy of this board book in exchange for an honest review.)

  5. 4 out of 5

    Angelc

    "Make a Wish, Midas" is my favorite in the Mini Myths series! It is just too sweet! Like the other board books in the series, this installment is based on a Greek Myth, retold in a way that toddlers can relate to. Here, Midas wishes that everything he touches would become yellow. But he soon learns that maybe that things are better left unchanged in a very heartwarming way. The illustrations are so colorful and I think little ones will just love them along with the story. It's a fun tale, and a g "Make a Wish, Midas" is my favorite in the Mini Myths series! It is just too sweet! Like the other board books in the series, this installment is based on a Greek Myth, retold in a way that toddlers can relate to. Here, Midas wishes that everything he touches would become yellow. But he soon learns that maybe that things are better left unchanged in a very heartwarming way. The illustrations are so colorful and I think little ones will just love them along with the story. It's a fun tale, and a great introduction to classic myths! reviewed for http://[email protected] sent for review by the author in exchange for an honest review

  6. 5 out of 5

    Ann

    The Mini Myths series are simultaneously really cute board books that little kids will enjoy, teaching lessons and having silly characters; AND they are also wildly inventive ways of reinterpreting classic myths into stories that kids can understand and appreciate without needing to know the background at all. LOVEEE this series

  7. 4 out of 5

    Kayla

    See my review of Please Share, Aphrodite! for general thoughts on this series. See my review of Please Share, Aphrodite! for general thoughts on this series.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Becky Savoie

    Cute, inventive way to tell this myth for kids!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Jordan

    This was a pretty excellent translation of the Midas myth for kids.

  10. 4 out of 5

    michele

    Cute little book. I'd be interested in reading the others in the series. Cute little book. I'd be interested in reading the others in the series.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Ella

    Cute book for very little kids.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Alicia Evans

    I ran across this series and was so excited! With my background in Classics, I really love this concept and the discussions that can come from it. We see young Midas LOVE the color yellow, and it doesn't always work the way he wants it to. I liked the informative section in the back to give more context to the myth. The discussion of the original myth is also not required to enjoy the story. Clever. For: fans of myths/Classics; readers looking for a book about learning to appreciate what one has. I ran across this series and was so excited! With my background in Classics, I really love this concept and the discussions that can come from it. We see young Midas LOVE the color yellow, and it doesn't always work the way he wants it to. I liked the informative section in the back to give more context to the myth. The discussion of the original myth is also not required to enjoy the story. Clever. For: fans of myths/Classics; readers looking for a book about learning to appreciate what one has. Possible red flags: tantrums.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Reshamad

    Little Midas loves the color yellow. Its his most favorite color of all. His favorite blanky is yellow. His favorite food the banana is yellow. His clothes are all yellow (yes, even his underpants! Smile) When mom asks him to get dressed one day, holding out a nice pair of blue jeans and matching blue and white shirt, Midas won’t wear that! He wants his favorite yellow clothes instead! But his most favorite toy, little Dinoboo, is green! What can Midas do about that? “Make a wish, Midas” and “Brus Little Midas loves the color yellow. Its his most favorite color of all. His favorite blanky is yellow. His favorite food the banana is yellow. His clothes are all yellow (yes, even his underpants! Smile) When mom asks him to get dressed one day, holding out a nice pair of blue jeans and matching blue and white shirt, Midas won’t wear that! He wants his favorite yellow clothes instead! But his most favorite toy, little Dinoboo, is green! What can Midas do about that? “Make a wish, Midas” and “Brush your hair, Medusa” are the second installment in the Joan Holub and Leslie Patricelli’s Mini Myths series. Like the first two books, “Be Patient, Pandora” and ” Play nice, Hercules”, this set of books are loosely based on two mythical characters, King Midas and Medusa. An author’s back note gives us a brief background on the actual mythological story surrounding the characters. As with the earlier books, Joan Holub’s simple short words and sentences are perfect for a toddler read aloud story. Leslie Patricelli well known for her colorful toddler books “Yummy, Yuck” is a natural fit for the Mini Myth set. DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of the above books from the publishers for an honest opinion. I have NOT received any compensation for this review. All reviews and opinions are entirely my own!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Stuart

    Abrams Books has their own brightly colored book series titled Mini Myths. There are currently six in the series with two more coming out very soon. The current six include Aphrodite, Hercules, Icarus, Medusa, Midas, and Pandora. Each book takes an actual Greek myth, adapts it by having a little child play the title role, and teaches your children a lesson. For example, Be Careful, Icarus! is about a boy flying a kite with his dad, but is stubborn in thinking he can do it on his own, so he gets Abrams Books has their own brightly colored book series titled Mini Myths. There are currently six in the series with two more coming out very soon. The current six include Aphrodite, Hercules, Icarus, Medusa, Midas, and Pandora. Each book takes an actual Greek myth, adapts it by having a little child play the title role, and teaches your children a lesson. For example, Be Careful, Icarus! is about a boy flying a kite with his dad, but is stubborn in thinking he can do it on his own, so he gets it stuck in a tree. His dad reassures him that he can fix the kite, and the boy learns a lesson to listen to his dad and not fly his kite so high next time. At the end of each book is a summary of the actual Greek myth. Make a Wish, Midas! was my favorite of the six as it involved little Midas wishing everything that he owned was the color yellow, that is until he paints his favorite stuffed dinosaur yellow. He, then decides that he didn't like his dinosaur being yellow. Luckily, his mom was able to throw it in the washing machine and restore it to its original green. He learned a valuable lesson that not everything has to be the same to be good or beautiful, but that everything is good the way it is. Mini Myths contain more words than BabyLit books are a step above them as well, as they not only give you classic literature for your kids, but life lessons as well. Highly recommended!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Tonja Drecker

    After reading the other books in this series (again and again and again, thanks to my daughter), I was a little curious to see how the author would handle Midas. Neither I nor my daughter, who's a huge fan of these books, were disappointed. Midas loves yellow and like kids sometimes do, goes to extremes. I found this story so true to life and one that will really hit home, especially when Midas' wish involves his favorite stuffed animal. The author does a fantastic job of introducing even the you After reading the other books in this series (again and again and again, thanks to my daughter), I was a little curious to see how the author would handle Midas. Neither I nor my daughter, who's a huge fan of these books, were disappointed. Midas loves yellow and like kids sometimes do, goes to extremes. I found this story so true to life and one that will really hit home, especially when Midas' wish involves his favorite stuffed animal. The author does a fantastic job of introducing even the youngest little readers to mythology. She takes the core of their stories and tells them in a way kids will completely understand...and see some of the characteristics in themselves. At the end, there's a short description of Midas and has experience written in a way kids will easily comprehend. It also opens up to discussions and questions, making kids already become familiar with this part of history and past cultures. . The books are robust (my daughter's treatment of them proves that), colorful and well written. I can only recommend them. I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

  16. 4 out of 5

    zapkode

    {My Thoughts} – This story is based on the myth about King Midas. King Midas had wanted everything he touched to turn to gold, so in this book toddler Midas makes a wish for everything to be yellow. He wants his clothes to be yellow, what he colors to be yellow and even his green dinosaur. Eventually he gets tired of the color yellow and he wishes for things to be back to the way they use to be. It is lucky for toddler Midas that his mom just has to change his clothes and toss his dinosaur into {My Thoughts} – This story is based on the myth about King Midas. King Midas had wanted everything he touched to turn to gold, so in this book toddler Midas makes a wish for everything to be yellow. He wants his clothes to be yellow, what he colors to be yellow and even his green dinosaur. Eventually he gets tired of the color yellow and he wishes for things to be back to the way they use to be. It is lucky for toddler Midas that his mom just has to change his clothes and toss his dinosaur into the washer to get the color to change back or change at all. King Midas had a much rougher time dealing with his wish. On the back page is a small summarized more in depth version of the myth. It’s really nice to be able to read through it and see how the book and the actual myth go together so nicely. This book is well written and the illustration go along so nicely with the story. I really like how the author and the writer worked together to make such a wonderful story for children to enjoy for years to come. This is must have book for any parent that loves Mythology and would like to be able to share their love of it with their children beginning at a young age.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Christy

    Board books are a great way for little ones to enjoy books without you having to worry about them tearing out the pages. Books are meant to be handled after all! What is the fun of being a little kid yet not able to look at your own books? And this Mini Myth about Midas is one your little ones will love to look at on their own. The illustrations are vibrant and the text is so simple that they’ll remember what you have read to them. This is a board book your little ones will enjoy…especially if t Board books are a great way for little ones to enjoy books without you having to worry about them tearing out the pages. Books are meant to be handled after all! What is the fun of being a little kid yet not able to look at your own books? And this Mini Myth about Midas is one your little ones will love to look at on their own. The illustrations are vibrant and the text is so simple that they’ll remember what you have read to them. This is a board book your little ones will enjoy…especially if they love the color yellow! Midas wants everything to be his favorite color: yellow! Of course, if you know the myth about Midas, you’ll chuckle at this since you know Midas could turn everything into gold! But like big Midas, little Midas learns that somethings are better left as they are. Again, this board book has the longer story about Midas in the back which allows you to share the myth with your child as they get older and able to better understand the moral of the story. I highly recommend Mini Myths for you and your children.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Jenny H.

    My review of these books has been slightly delayed because Little J has taken to sleeping with these two books. It is always a sign of a good book when your child would rather sleep with two stiff board books than her soft, pink hippo. It is as though Joan Holub and Leslie Patricelli know how to best connect with a vivacious and ornery/creative child that likes to destroy/design things at home. Case in point, in Mini Myth: Make a Wish, Midas!, Midas, who wants everything to be yellow, regrets pa My review of these books has been slightly delayed because Little J has taken to sleeping with these two books. It is always a sign of a good book when your child would rather sleep with two stiff board books than her soft, pink hippo. It is as though Joan Holub and Leslie Patricelli know how to best connect with a vivacious and ornery/creative child that likes to destroy/design things at home. Case in point, in Mini Myth: Make a Wish, Midas!, Midas, who wants everything to be yellow, regrets painting his lovey yellow. It would take me a very long time to list all the items that were regretfully painted in moments of pure childhood bliss. Thankfully, as Joan Holub concisely and rhythmically states: Wishy Washy Wish. Yes, things can be washed. Things can be fixed. I never knew Greek Mythology could be so adorable. *I received a review copies from the author free of charge. All opinions expressed in this review represent my honest opinions about the book.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Barbara Ann

    Main characters are Mom and little Midas. There is no doubt that Midas is a stubborn child. He is finicky about what clothes to wear and the foods he eats, all of which must be yellow. When he decides to paint, the chosen color is yellow, but he gets upset when he can’t get the yellow paint off his stuffed dinosaur pet. Does everything have to be yellow? Will Dinoboo ever be the same? How can Midas solve his problem? Cute story with the moral, “Be careful what you wish for.” Like Midas in the myt Main characters are Mom and little Midas. There is no doubt that Midas is a stubborn child. He is finicky about what clothes to wear and the foods he eats, all of which must be yellow. When he decides to paint, the chosen color is yellow, but he gets upset when he can’t get the yellow paint off his stuffed dinosaur pet. Does everything have to be yellow? Will Dinoboo ever be the same? How can Midas solve his problem? Cute story with the moral, “Be careful what you wish for.” Like Midas in the myth who got his wish to turn everything to gold, sometimes one has to think about the long-term consequences. Children will realize this when an adult explains to them what the myth is about. The author does a good job of simplification for little ones. The books have vibrant illustrations that are somewhat marred by smudge marks on some of the pages. This is clearly a printing issue that will probably not bother a toddler, but one that the adult buyer might want to examine.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Phaedra Seabolt

    This story was loved by both of my kids. I was only able to take pictures of my daughter looking at it, but my son had me read it to him three times in a row. This story is all about how much Midas loves the color yellow and how he wants everything to be yellow. Well he did until he painted his favorite Lovey yellow and realized that his stuffed animal just wasn't the same that way. Luckily, his mom is able to wash his stuffed animal to turn him from yellow back to green. My son loved this becau This story was loved by both of my kids. I was only able to take pictures of my daughter looking at it, but my son had me read it to him three times in a row. This story is all about how much Midas loves the color yellow and how he wants everything to be yellow. Well he did until he painted his favorite Lovey yellow and realized that his stuffed animal just wasn't the same that way. Luckily, his mom is able to wash his stuffed animal to turn him from yellow back to green. My son loved this because his favorite color is orange. He is always asking me to make things orange. When I pointed out to him that some things are better left the way they are, he seemed to actually understand that. I haven't had to argue with him as much about things being orange lately. If I buy something new for him, he will ask me to buy an orange one, but we don't have to try to change its color. Another wonderful book!

  21. 4 out of 5

    Kara Lauren

    I give this book 5/5 stars! I received this book from the author, for my unbiased review. Thanks to Mother Daughter Book Reviews for coordinating this. Midas loves yellow and wants to paint everything yellow. I loved the illustrations, and also the mythology story at the end of the book so you can teach your children. They will be ahead of the game at school by knowing who Midas is already. Parents: There is an underlying moral to this book. Midas loves yellow so much, he wants to paint everything I give this book 5/5 stars! I received this book from the author, for my unbiased review. Thanks to Mother Daughter Book Reviews for coordinating this. Midas loves yellow and wants to paint everything yellow. I loved the illustrations, and also the mythology story at the end of the book so you can teach your children. They will be ahead of the game at school by knowing who Midas is already. Parents: There is an underlying moral to this book. Midas loves yellow so much, he wants to paint everything yellow. He paints his toy dinosaur half yellow then immediately regrets it. Then he realizes at the end he likes yellow but he loves his dinosaur toy just the way it is. Children: Children will love the illustrations, and should know what the color yellow looks like at the end of this one! I recommend this book for the ages 0-3, because I am a firm believer in reading books to your child no matter how young they are. (It worked for me!)

  22. 5 out of 5

    Laura Thomas

    This is a fun twist on King Midas that all youngsters will enjoy. Midas loves the color yellow. Everything must be yellow. Even his food and his beloved stuffed animal, Dinoboo But once he looks at what he’s done he realizes sometimes things are better left as they are. As a little girl, I turned my stuffed poodle purple and was so sad afterwards. But I kept it until it fell apart. Such a cute story and the illustrations will capture even the youngest child’s attention while you share the tale of Mi This is a fun twist on King Midas that all youngsters will enjoy. Midas loves the color yellow. Everything must be yellow. Even his food and his beloved stuffed animal, Dinoboo But once he looks at what he’s done he realizes sometimes things are better left as they are. As a little girl, I turned my stuffed poodle purple and was so sad afterwards. But I kept it until it fell apart. Such a cute story and the illustrations will capture even the youngest child’s attention while you share the tale of Midas. The author includes the tale of Midas at the end of the book in such a way your child will enjoy learning some mythology. I even learned from it. It’s never too early to teach your children and this book would be a fun way to show and tell. I received this book for my honest review.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Katie Logonauts

    Joan Holub's delightful Mini Myths series takes familiar stories from Greek mythology and brings the characters and lessons down to the toddler level. Midas's favorite color is yellow. He only wants to wear yellow; he only wants to eat yellow; he only wants to color yellow. But it is only after he decides to take matters into his own hands with his green dinosaur, Dinoboo, that he discovers the error of his ways. The book concludes with a brief version of the original Midas myth, focused around Joan Holub's delightful Mini Myths series takes familiar stories from Greek mythology and brings the characters and lessons down to the toddler level. Midas's favorite color is yellow. He only wants to wear yellow; he only wants to eat yellow; he only wants to color yellow. But it is only after he decides to take matters into his own hands with his green dinosaur, Dinoboo, that he discovers the error of his ways. The book concludes with a brief version of the original Midas myth, focused around his golden touch (no donkey ears here). This is a great story for the picky dresser or picky eater (or unruly artist), as toddlers will well relate to his desires for control and obsession over his favorite color. This book also features a diverse main character and mother, making it especially attractive for those seeking inclusive books.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Trish

    Make a Wish, Midas! is a fun introduction to mythology for very young children. The story begins simply: "Midas" (picture of Midas and his favorite toy). "Yellow" (picture of all the yellow things that Midas loves). When Midas paints his toy Dinaboo (a green dinosaur) yellow, he realizes that not everything needs to be his favorite color . . . and some things are best just the way they are. The storytelling in this picture book is so lively and clever. Children will love to look at the pictures, Make a Wish, Midas! is a fun introduction to mythology for very young children. The story begins simply: "Midas" (picture of Midas and his favorite toy). "Yellow" (picture of all the yellow things that Midas loves). When Midas paints his toy Dinaboo (a green dinosaur) yellow, he realizes that not everything needs to be his favorite color . . . and some things are best just the way they are. The storytelling in this picture book is so lively and clever. Children will love to look at the pictures, and they will enjoy this as a read aloud. The illustrations are colorful and fun; young readers are sure to respond to this book. This board book is unusually well made, sturdy and beautifully crafted. This is a fun book with a great message . . . with a short version of the Midas myth on the last page of the book. I recommend Make a Wish, Midas! highly for young children.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Connie Saunders

    This book by Joan Holub is another addition to her Mini Myths series that introduces young readers to Greek mythology. King Midas wanted to be rich and have everything that he touches be turned to gold. He soon learned that he couldn't eat gold or hug gold. In this book, Little Midas loves the color YELLOW and wants everything he owns to be YELLOW. Even his beloved GREEN stuffed animal! He soon realizes his mistake and he wants Dinaboo to be GREEN once again. Joan Holub helps young readers learn This book by Joan Holub is another addition to her Mini Myths series that introduces young readers to Greek mythology. King Midas wanted to be rich and have everything that he touches be turned to gold. He soon learned that he couldn't eat gold or hug gold. In this book, Little Midas loves the color YELLOW and wants everything he owns to be YELLOW. Even his beloved GREEN stuffed animal! He soon realizes his mistake and he wants Dinaboo to be GREEN once again. Joan Holub helps young readers learn valuable life lessons as she introduces them to mythology. These board books are easy to hold and perfect for little hands. Their colorful illustrations and few words make them enjoyable for beginning readers and I love reading them to my young granddaughter! I was provided a complimentary copy by the author through Mother Daughter Book Reviews in exchange for my honest review.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Brooke Blogs

    Make a Wish, Midas! by Joan Holub is an adorable myth retelling in her really fun preschool Mini Myths board book collection. My daughter Natalie is three and she had so much fun reading this book! She loved pointing out the different items that Midas was painting yellow. She tried to tell him that it wasn't good to make everything yellow. This is a fun story that she enjoys reading at least once a day. I really enjoy reading it with her. The book is perfect for her age group and even a little y Make a Wish, Midas! by Joan Holub is an adorable myth retelling in her really fun preschool Mini Myths board book collection. My daughter Natalie is three and she had so much fun reading this book! She loved pointing out the different items that Midas was painting yellow. She tried to tell him that it wasn't good to make everything yellow. This is a fun story that she enjoys reading at least once a day. I really enjoy reading it with her. The book is perfect for her age group and even a little younger. She loves the beautiful illustrations. I like that the back page includes the myth information. It gives us more info into the inspiration for the story and helps teach Natalie about myths at the same time. This is a collection of books that we adore and will read all of them. I received a copy for review purposes. My opinion is my own and was not influenced in any way.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Bing

    This is the second book I read from the Mini Myths series, which provide kid-friendly versions of mythology-inspired stories. In this book, King Midas is described as a little boy who is obsessed with the yellow color. But after painting his favorite plush pet yellow, he realizes that he's gone too far and would rather love it the way it is. The story is a clever reference to Midas' remorse over his golden touch. The book is beautifully illustrated, very sturdy and of the perfect size and length This is the second book I read from the Mini Myths series, which provide kid-friendly versions of mythology-inspired stories. In this book, King Midas is described as a little boy who is obsessed with the yellow color. But after painting his favorite plush pet yellow, he realizes that he's gone too far and would rather love it the way it is. The story is a clever reference to Midas' remorse over his golden touch. The book is beautifully illustrated, very sturdy and of the perfect size and length for toddler readers. My 2 year old refers to the book as "the yellow book" and loves to "predict" what object Midas will turn into yellow next. I would highly recommend the book and the series to parents with babies and toddlers. *I was provided with a free copy of the book in exchange for my honest review. All views and opinions are my own.*

  28. 4 out of 5

    Oh My Bookness

    When Joan and Leslie modernized Midas, in both Greek and Roman In legend, a king of Phyrgia known for his foolishness and greed. They brought a man from the past so perfectly to the future, difference is, instead of being a "King" he is a young boy who loves yellow like gold. Two,instead of being a grown King he is a little boy. Like Midas everything he touches everything to his favorite stuffed animmail, clothes and blankie get yellow all over them and he does not want it anymore. Like the Myth When Joan and Leslie modernized Midas, in both Greek and Roman In legend, a king of Phyrgia known for his foolishness and greed. They brought a man from the past so perfectly to the future, difference is, instead of being a "King" he is a young boy who loves yellow like gold. Two,instead of being a grown King he is a little boy. Like Midas everything he touches everything to his favorite stuffed animmail, clothes and blankie get yellow all over them and he does not want it anymore. Like the Myth of Kimg Midas and his foolish wish, loosing all for all he touched turned to gold, and nearly starved before having it reversed...... As King Midas would Learn Young Midas will also learn,"we can have are cake and eat it to", but in moderation and not all the time. It is good to want. It is good to work, learn and earn and all good things come with time.

  29. 4 out of 5

    M.M. Hudson

    Yellow is a wonderful color but unlike Midas, I do not think I would want everything yellow. Again, author Joan Holub has created a tale that gets the point of the myth across but in a fun and non-threatening way. The bold pictures are so cute and I just know any toddler would enjoy looking at them over and over. In addition, they will be able to identify the color yellow and maybe a couple of other colors that peep into the pages. As with the other books, the original myth is on the back page for Yellow is a wonderful color but unlike Midas, I do not think I would want everything yellow. Again, author Joan Holub has created a tale that gets the point of the myth across but in a fun and non-threatening way. The bold pictures are so cute and I just know any toddler would enjoy looking at them over and over. In addition, they will be able to identify the color yellow and maybe a couple of other colors that peep into the pages. As with the other books, the original myth is on the back page for adults or older children to learn about. Books are perfect for ages 1-3 years old and get 5 stars from me. Disclosure: I received a copy of both of these books for my open and honest opinion. The views expressed here are 100% my own and may differ from yours. ~Naila Moon

  30. 4 out of 5

    Barbara

    Inspired by the classic myth about Midas, this story involves a young boy who loves the color yellow. He likes it so much that he chooses yellow clothing, and paints everything yellow. But to his dismay, his stuffed dinosaur doesn't look right with yellow. Thank goodness for washing machines so that his toy can be restored to its rightful green. The bright colors in this board book and the simple message will be right up the alley for many young readers who will enjoy reading this one several ti Inspired by the classic myth about Midas, this story involves a young boy who loves the color yellow. He likes it so much that he chooses yellow clothing, and paints everything yellow. But to his dismay, his stuffed dinosaur doesn't look right with yellow. Thank goodness for washing machines so that his toy can be restored to its rightful green. The bright colors in this board book and the simple message will be right up the alley for many young readers who will enjoy reading this one several times while learning a little bit about a famous man with a golden touch. I know I always shuddered at having a Midas touch, and it is wonderful to have the story introduced slightly here to a new generation of readers.

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