Looking for picture books of classical mythology (especially Greek) diluted for a 3-4 year old!
My 3-year old has several picture books of fairy tales
and nursery stories, all sort and sweet, and whitewashed for kid consumption. I'd love to find a similar book dedicated to classical mythology -- a collection of 10+ myths, each trimmed down to a 5-minute bedtime story with attractive illustrations.
Does such a book exist? I think she would enjoy getting to know the characters and stories, even if she's not ready for the gory details of the grown-up versions. (And I like the thought of her knowing Zeus and Aphrodite as well as she knows Snow White and Little Red Riding Hood).
I'm looking particularly for Greek/Roman and Norse mythology, but I'd be interested in myths of any culture, and even non-mythological stories such as 1001 Nights, Canterbury Tales, etc.
The idea is to introduce her to characters and stories that will fascinate her now *and* will grow with her as she becomes increasingly literate. I'm sure in a few years she'll be bored with Goldilocks, but Greek mythology is so ingrained in literature, culture, the arts, and humanities, that familiarity with these stories is a cornerstone of cultural literacy at all levels.
I've searched but most of the offerings on Amazon seem geared towards older kids, and I haven't found anything suitable in brick-and-mortar bookstores. Hoping someone out there has firsthand experience with something appropriate.