- Imprint: Abrams Appleseed
- Publication Date: September 16, 2014
- Price: $6.95
- Trim Size: 7 x 7
- ISBN: 1-4197-0951-8
- EAN: 9781419709517
- Page Count: 24
- Illustrations: Full-color illustrations
- Format: Board Book
- Rights: World/All
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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.
Also available in the Mini Myths series: Don't Get Lost, Odysseus and Good Job, Athena!
Praise for Mini-Myths: Be Patient, Pandora!
"These adorable volumes feature the title characters learning important life lessons with slight allusions to their Greek mythology counterparts."
--School Library Journal
STARRED REVIEW— Publishers' Weekly, starred review
"Genuinely funny and sweet."
"...Pandora's encounter with the box is remarkably entertaining, and youngsters will relate to the glee she takes in bending the rules."— Kirkus Reviews
About the author
Joan Holub is an award-winning, bestselling author of over 130 children’s books, including the popular series Goddess Girls. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina. Leslie Patricelli has published over 25 books for children, including Yummy Yucky and other titles in the bestselling Bald Baby board book series. She lives in Hailey, Idaho.