FOLKTALES AND NURSERY RHYMES
Gerstein, Mordicai

I Am Hermes!: Mischief-Making Messenger of the Gods

(1) K-3 Following I Am Pan!, here comes Pan’s father, Hermes, the messenger god, eager to tell his own story. This Hermes is handsome, insouciant, impulsive, and bursting with self-esteem (his first word: “Gimme!”). These are bright, noisy, fast-moving adventures decorated with contemporary touches, and Gerstein proves himself a genius of the comics form, especially of the speech balloon, as he creates layered conversations, rich with interior monologue, gossip, and prevarication.

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