Title: The Luckiest Leprechaun: A Tail-Wagging Tale of Friendship
Author: Justine Korman
Illustrator: Denise Brunkus
BridgeWater Paperback, 2000
Non-Fiction, Ages 4 to 7
Theme: Leprechaun Lore, Friendship
Opening: "MacKenzie O'Shamrock, at your service. But you can call me Mac. I'm a leprechaun -- and I don't care if you believe in me or not. Get too close and I'll show you who's real with my hammer. I may be small, but we leprechauns are not to be trifled with! There, now that that's settled, pull up a toadstool, or a chair if you're too big, and I'll tell you my story."
Synopsis: Grumpy ol' Mac, the leprechaun with attitude, begrudgingly befriends an adorable mutt. But not before a heart-thumping adventure or two, involving a gold-seeking human who actually believes in the little people!
Why I Like It: 'Cause it co-stars a sweet doggie, I love all fantastical stories, and it's so much fun to read with an Irish brogue (and the kids don't even notice if you're awful). And of course the very predictable, but satisfying ending.
1. Lots of St. Patrick's Day crafts at Kinder Art and Kaboose.
2. It's always fun to challenge the kids to make a leprechaun trap:
3. And look at these beautiful toadstools you could paint!
|From "Painted Paper" blog|
And a HUGE thank you to Lory from Fun for First for giving me the Lovely Blog Award! Not only does Lory have a fantastic teacher blog, she also has a crafty blog called the Robin's Nest. Be sure to check it out!
May the luck o' the Irish be with you!