Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Leprechaun Gold

Do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day? There's not a lot to the holiday, really, but it's pretty easy to make it fun for kids. And, lucky for me (haha, get it?), the library had some St. Patrick's Day stories on hand this week.

In Leprechaun Gold, Donald O'Dell saves a leprechaun's life, and the leprechaun tries to repay him with gold. Donald just isn't that kind of guy, apparently, and he keeps refusing the leprechaun's offer. The leprechaun insists that one day Donald will accept it, one way or another, and he does...without realizing it, until the very end.

I like this story for two reasons: one, the leprechaun is nice, not sneaky; and two, most of the illustrations have the leprechaun hiding in them. I don't think that really young kids would follow this one; read it to kids about five or older. Fun story for St. Paddy's Day.

Leprechaun Gold
Written by Teresa Bateman and illustrated by Rosanne Litzinger
Age range*: 5-7
My rating: 3 stars [out of five]

*Age ranges are very flexible.

Full disclosure: The books reviewed here are books that I own or that have been checked out from the local library. Some links in this post are Amazon Affiliate links.

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