UPDATE SEP 16, 2014: I’m sorry but this book review blitz is now CLOSED. Please visit http://motherdaughterbookreviews.com/category/book-review-blitz-sign-ups/ to see other book review blitzes that are still open.
We are very excited to be coordinating a Book Review Blitz for the new “Mini Myths” board books by the author of the “Goddess Girls”, “Grimmtastic Girls”, and “Heroes in Training” series, Joan Holub. Reviewers located in the United States are invited to sign up to receive print copies of the first two books in the series, “Be Patient, Pandora!” and “Play Nice, Hercules!”. The blitz ends October 27, 2014.
Details of This Book Review Blitz
*This Book Review Blitz is open to reviewers in the United States only.*
* PLEASE NOTE * You will be provided with print copies of both books. Signing up for this blitz consists of a commitment to post reviews of both books. There are a limited number of books available for review. Only 30 reviewers will receive copies and it is at my discretion who will receive copies.
You will have until October 27, 2014 to post a review to Amazon, Goodreads, Barnes & Noble, and/or your website. Once you post your review to one or more of these sites, you will have the opportunity to enter a draw for a $50 Amazon gift card (or PayPal cash) using the Rafflecopter widget below. Reviews posted before September 15, 2014 are not eligible as entries into the giveaway.
NOTE: Reviews must be at least 3 sentences specifying what you liked (or didn’t like) about the book and who you would recommend the book to if asked. We understand that some of you may not enjoy the book – ALL REVIEWS are welcome but we do expect honest, fair, and thoughtful reviews of the book. Regardless of whether you like the book or not, please tell us why – constructive feedback is always helpful to an author.
*At the conclusion of the Book Review Blitz, I will be posting excerpts from the reviews on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Goodreads and will be including links back to your post if you posted a review of the book on your website. *
About the Books
Title: Be Patient, Pandora! (Mini Myths) | Author: Joan Holub | Illustrator: Leslie Patricelli | Publication Date: September 16, 2014 | Publisher: Abrams Appleseed | Pages: 24 | Recommended Ages: 1 to 5
Summary: 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.
Purchase “Be Patient, Pandora!”: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | iTunes
Title: Play Nice, Hercules! (Mini Myths) | Author: Joan Holub | Illustrator: Leslie Patricelli | Publication Date: September 16, 2014 | Publisher: Abrams Appleseed | Pages: 24 | Recommended Ages: 1 to 5
Summary: Hercules is not as interested in “playing nice” as he is in playing strong! But when one feat of strength destroys his little sister’s 12-piece tower, he must use his powers for good to restore the tower and seek her forgiveness. She forgives him indeed, and then shows her own strength by gleefully knocking down the stacked blocks herself! Joan Holub’s expertly focused text pairs perfectly with Leslie Patricelli’s famously humorous illustrations. Includes a summary of the original Hercules’s Twelve Labors myth at the end.
Purchase “Play Nice, Hercules!”: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository | iTunes
The Buzz About Mini Myths
Patricelli’s preschool-age Pandora couldn’t be cuter, and an endnote explains the original myth in greater detail. Genuinely funny and sweet. ~ Publishers Weekly, starred review
Amazon Editors Pick and Amazon Best Books List for September
Remarkably entertaining . . . delightful painted cartoons in rich colors . . . the life lessons the source material inspires are spot-on. ~ Kirkus
About the Author: Joan Holub
Joan Holub’s fascination with mythology inspired Mini Myths, a new board book series that translates famous myths into situations familiar to preschoolers. The first two titles, Be Patient, Pandora! and Play Nice, Hercules! debut in September. Joan co-authors two other mythology series for Simon and Schuster, Goddess Girls (ages 8-12) and Heroes in Training (ages 7-10). Her picture book, Mighty Dads, was a New York Times bestseller in 2014.
About the Illustrator: Leslie Petricelli
Leslie Patricelli is the bestselling author-illustrator of many adorable board books, including Yummy Yucky and Toot!
* PLEASE READ *
1. This giveaway is open to reviewers who have a U.S. mailing address only.
2. For this blast, you are agreeing to review TWO BOOKS.
3. All reviewers will receive PRINT COPIES of the books and there are a limited number of copies available.
4. Because of the expense involved in mailing out copies of the books, it is at my discretion who will receive copies of the books. I will keep recruiting until 30 reviewers have been sent copies of the books.
* Submitting this form constitutes an agreement with MDBR and the author that you will post reviews of both books before the deadline of October 27, 2014.
Step 1: Sign-up for this blogger opportunity using the Google Doc Form below
Step 2: Receive and read a copy of the books
Once you sign up to participate in this Book Review Blitz, I will forward your name and address to the author who will send you copies of the books. If you do not receive your copies by October 10, 2014, please send me an email to let me know: renee(@)motherdaughterbookreviews(.)com and be sure to remove the brackets in the email address. I will send you an email reminder to post your review 14 days, 7 days, and 1 day before the blitz ends.
Step 3: Post your review of the books to Amazon, Goodreads, Barnes & Noble, and/or your website
Once you finish reading the books, you may post your reviews to Amazon, Goodreads, Barnes & Noble, and/or your website. Posting your review to Amazon is mandatory (5 points) and posting to Goodreads (3 points), Barnes & Noble (3 points), and/or your website (1 point) is optional. You can also earn additional entries by tweeting your review (2 points). Posting to Amazon U.S. is preferred, but if this is not possible, you may post to your home country’s Amazon site. The deadline for posting your reviews is October 27, 2014 (i.e., the Rafflecopter widget will be closed for entries).
Here are the links to the books on Amazon, Goodreads, & Barnes & Noble:
Step 4: Enter the giveaway for your chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card (or PayPal cash).
Once your reviews are posted publicly on Amazon, Goodreads, Barnes & Noble, and/or your website, you can enter the giveaway below, making sure to add your links as requested. You can find the link to this blitz in the menu above under “Current Blitzes”. Good luck and thanks so much!