UPDATE MARCH 2, 2015: I’m so sorry but this blitz is now FULL. Please feel free to browse our other current reviewer opportunities.
We are very excited to be coordinating a Book Review Blitz for two new “Mini Myths” board books by children’s book author, Joan Holub. Reviewers located in the United States are invited to sign up to receive signed, print copies of two new books in the series, “Brush Your Hair, Medusa!” and “Make A Wish, Midas!”. The blitz ends April 21, 2015.
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 signed, 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 28 reviewers will receive copies and it is at my discretion who will receive copies.
You will have until April 21, 2015 to post reviews to Amazon, Goodreads, your website, and Pinterest. 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.
NOTE: Reviews must be at least 5 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 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: Brush Your Hair, Medusa! (Mini Myths) | Author: Joan Holub | Illustrator: Leslie Patricelli | Publication Date: March 24, 2015 | Publisher: Abrams Appleseed | Pages: 24 | Recommended Ages: 1 to 3
Summary: Medusa refuses to care for her hair, her long locks getting messier with each passing page. Her hair rebellion elicits frozen expressions of shock from her family, but nothing will convince Medusa to brush. Only her hairdresser approaches Medusa with bravery and scissors, successfully solving the problem . . . with a short haircut! All are pleased with this drastic yet adorable solution. Leslie Patricelli’s depictions of this physical comedy bring a lively visual narrative to Joan Holub’s expertly focused text. Includes a summary of the original Medusa’s Wild Hair myth at the end.
Purchase “Brush Your Hair, Medusa!”
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Title: Make a Wish, Midas! (Mini Myths) | Author: Joan Holub | Illustrator: Leslie Patricelli | Publication Date: March 24, 2015 | Publisher: Abrams Appleseed | Pages: 24 | Recommended Ages: 1 to 3
Summary: Midas wants everything to be his favorite color – yellow! He chooses yellow clothes, eats yellow foods, and uses only the yellow paint at his art 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’ Golden Touch myth at the end.
Purchase “Make a Wish, Midas!”
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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 four titles are Be Patient, Pandora!, Play Nice, Hercules!, Brush Your Hair, Medusa! and Make A Wish, Midas! published by Abrams Appleseed. 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 SIGNED PRINT COPIES of the books and there are a limited number of copies available (28 of each).
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 28 reviewers have been sent copies of the books. If you have failed to post in a previous blitz and provided no explanation, you are not eligible for this blitz.
* Submitting this form constitutes an agreement with MDBR and the author that you will post reviews of both books before the deadline of April 21, 2015.
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 March 27, 2015, 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, your website, and/or Pinterest
Once you finish reading the books, you may post your reviews to Amazon, Goodreads, your website, and/or Pinterest. Posting your review to Amazon is mandatory (5 points) and posting to Goodreads (3 points) and/or your website (3 points) is optional. You can also earn additional entries by pinning any review of one or both books on Pinterest (3 points). The deadline for posting your reviews is April 21, 2015 (i.e., the Rafflecopter widget will be closed for entries).
Here are the links to the books on Amazon and Goodreads:
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, 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!