Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Do Not Open! The Story of Pandora's Box by Joan Holub -- ADVISABLE

Holub, Joan Do Not Open! The Story of Pandora's Box, illustrated by Dani Jones. Simon Spotlight, 2014. $3.99. Content: G.

When Pandora receives a box with the note "Do not open!" on it, she can barely contain her curiosity. Although her husband warns her to follow the directive on the box, she finally gives in to temptation. The world is immediately flooded with trouble. Good thing the box also contains something essential to humankind: hope.

Using short, simple sentences and large fonts, this easy reader introduces children to the story of Pandora's Box in language they can understand. Would be a good introduction to stories about Greek history or religions of the world.

EL (K-3) -- ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Caryn

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