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Do Not Open!: The Story of Pandora's Box    by Joan Holub & Dani Jones order for
Do Not Open!
by Joan Holub
Order:  USA  Can
Simon & Schuster, 2014 (2014)
Hardcover, Softcover, e-Book
* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

The retelling of the Greek myth about a young woman who lets her curiosity get her in all sorts of trouble is the subject of this Level One, Read-to-Read paperback.

Even though she was warned to not open a box sent to her by the gods, Pandora could not hold her curiosity in check. When she finally did get the top off the box, out flew all sorts of nasty bugs. The trouble bugs caused
problems for Pandora and everyone else in Greece.

It was only when a fairy named Hope was also released from the box that the situation improved a little. The story ends on a positive note:

'Sometimes bad things happen
But we hope things will get better.
And we hope
For good things to happen.

This is a nice way to introduce a young reader to a famous Greek myth while also encouraging the child to work on his or her reading skills. The illustrations are excellent and there's an interesting storyline here.

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