Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Bedtime Stories

Two more manly bedtime stories tonight, since my boys picked them out -- but I highly recommend both of them!

Young Zeus by G. Brian Karas
Young Zeus
Summary from Goodreads:
This is the story of how young Zeus, with a little help from six monsters, five Greek gods, an enchanted she-goat, and his mother, became god of gods, master of lightning and thunder, and ruler over all. in doing so, he learned a lot about family. Who knew that having relatives could be so complicated, even for a god?


My boys LOVED this: fathers eating children, lightening bolts, the Cyclopes -- I expect a mythically-themed play time tomorrow afternoon.  I hope this author has more Greek Gods in the works for picture books!

Goal! by Mina Javaherbin, A.G. Ford (Illustrator)
Goal!
Summary from Goodreads:
In a dusty township in South Africa, Ajani and his friends have earned a brand-new, federation-size soccer ball. They kick. They dribble. They run. They score. These clever boys are football champions! But when a crew of bullies tries to steal their ball, will Ajani and his friends be able to beat them at their own game?


On the heels of the recently completed World Cup, this was a perfect South African soccer tale.

Enjoy reading to your little darlings!