The Elf is particularly enjoying Mythology: The Gods, Heroes and Monsters of Ancient Greece (having a heck of a time finding a good link for this one) written by Dugald Steer under the pen name of “Lady Hestia Evans”.
It is from the so- called "Ologies Series" put out by Candlewick Press and is a unique and cool book with fun flaps and pockets, maps and genealogical tables and Greek mythology galore.
It even contains a pop up Pandora’s box.
A pop-up Pandora's box which I automatically reached for and opened up before I even realized what it was!
Book excerpt, “ Now you’ve done it! You couldn’t resist opening the box, could you? Now you know how Pandora must have felt.”
This book was sought out as a follow up and out of interest stirred by the Percy Jackson and the Olympian Series we were reading a few weeks ago.
Picture books we enjoyed this week included:
- Class Two at the Zoo by Julia Jarman, illustrated by Lynne Chapman,
- Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen illustrated by Kevin Hawkes and
- Things I Learned In Second Grade by Amy Swartz.
Me, well for myself I read the Secret Life of Bees by Sue Kidd Monk and I just loved it.