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Athina Bali

Match and Learn the Greek Gods

YEAR: 2016

COUNTRY: United Kingdom

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Title of the work

Match and Learn the Greek Gods

Country of the First Edition

Country/countries of popularity

United Kingdom

Original Language

English

First Edition Date

2016

First Edition Details

Bali, Athina. Match and Learn the Greek Gods. Petita Demas, London, 2016, 36 pp.

ISBN

978-0-9956731-0-6

Awards

Match & Learn the Greek Gods is the Winner of a Parents’ Choice Approved Award; 

Selected by The Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts NY to receive a W³ Silver Award;

Recognized as a Finalist in the Made for Mums Toy Awards ( see here, accessed: July 31, 2018).

Genre

Instructional and educational work
Myths
Picture books
Toy and movable books

Target Audience

Children (Young children)

Cover

Missing cover

We are still trying to obtain permission for posting the original cover.


Author of the Entry:

Ayelet Peer, Bar Ilan University, ayelet.peer@gmail.com

Peer-reviewer of the Entry:

Lisa Maurice, Bar Ilan University, mauril68@gmail.com 

Elżbieta Olechowska, University of Warsaw, elzbieta.olechowska@gmail.com

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Athina Bali (Author)


Summary

The book contains colourful stickers and illustrations. Each page shows a description of the god and the child needs to put the right sticker. Furthermore there are several stories in the book containing moral lessons on team work, wining and losing, respecting nature etc.

Analysis

This is a fun way to learn about the Greek gods. The illustrations are vivid and colorful and represent the 12 Olympians. There are several main stories with valuable lessons, for example Athena and Ares are playing a game of throwing spears and the moral is that winning isn’t everything. Then we have a story about Hephaestus who interrupts Aphrodite’s beauty sleep. The short moral stories are matching the roles of the gods (Hephaestus is making a lot of noise while he works, Aphrodite needs her beauty sleep, Ares is anxious to win a match; Apollo is singing and Artemis is helping the wild animals). Besides the main story, we have short descriptions of the other gods and a place for a sticker. The short descriptions include the god’s name, siblings, favorite animal and attribute. The gods behave almost as naughty children who need to be taught how to behave by some other, more responsible god (Poseidon, Demeter, etc.) It is a very nice and light-heart reading that should engage children. Especially since they see that the gods also need to learn some manners. That way the children are introduced to the different attributes of the gods but also get more familiar with the different characters through the short stories.


Addenda

Entry prepared on: Match and Learn the Greek Gods Petita Demas, 3rd edition, London, 2017. 36 pp. 

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Title of the work

Match and Learn the Greek Gods

Country of the First Edition

Country/countries of popularity

United Kingdom

Original Language

English

First Edition Date

2016

First Edition Details

Bali, Athina. Match and Learn the Greek Gods. Petita Demas, London, 2016, 36 pp.

ISBN

978-0-9956731-0-6

Awards

Match & Learn the Greek Gods is the Winner of a Parents’ Choice Approved Award; 

Selected by The Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts NY to receive a W³ Silver Award;

Recognized as a Finalist in the Made for Mums Toy Awards ( see here, accessed: July 31, 2018).

Genre

Instructional and educational work
Myths
Picture books
Toy and movable books

Target Audience

Children (Young children)

Cover

Missing cover

We are still trying to obtain permission for posting the original cover.


Author of the Entry:

Ayelet Peer, Bar Ilan University, ayelet.peer@gmail.com

Peer-reviewer of the Entry:

Lisa Maurice, Bar Ilan University, mauril68@gmail.com 

Elżbieta Olechowska, University of Warsaw, elzbieta.olechowska@gmail.com

Female portrait

Athina Bali (Author)


Summary

The book contains colourful stickers and illustrations. Each page shows a description of the god and the child needs to put the right sticker. Furthermore there are several stories in the book containing moral lessons on team work, wining and losing, respecting nature etc.

Analysis

This is a fun way to learn about the Greek gods. The illustrations are vivid and colorful and represent the 12 Olympians. There are several main stories with valuable lessons, for example Athena and Ares are playing a game of throwing spears and the moral is that winning isn’t everything. Then we have a story about Hephaestus who interrupts Aphrodite’s beauty sleep. The short moral stories are matching the roles of the gods (Hephaestus is making a lot of noise while he works, Aphrodite needs her beauty sleep, Ares is anxious to win a match; Apollo is singing and Artemis is helping the wild animals). Besides the main story, we have short descriptions of the other gods and a place for a sticker. The short descriptions include the god’s name, siblings, favorite animal and attribute. The gods behave almost as naughty children who need to be taught how to behave by some other, more responsible god (Poseidon, Demeter, etc.) It is a very nice and light-heart reading that should engage children. Especially since they see that the gods also need to learn some manners. That way the children are introduced to the different attributes of the gods but also get more familiar with the different characters through the short stories.


Addenda

Entry prepared on: Match and Learn the Greek Gods Petita Demas, 3rd edition, London, 2017. 36 pp. 

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