Saturday, March 17, 2012

Children's Book Review: Jeremy Bean's St. Patrick's Day

Jeremy Bean's St. Patrick's Day
Jeremy Bean's St. Patrick's Day
Written by: Alice Schertle
Illustrated by: Linda Shute
Published by: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, 1987

Shy Jeremy Bean forgets, much as to his humiliation, to wear green to school for St. Patrick's Day.

* In my quest for St. Patrick's Day books, I stumbled upon this "oldie" at our local library.  I thought this story was very relatable for school-aged children.  Jeremy gets excited as his class prepares for St. Patrick's Day and the green food party.  Unfortunately, on St. Patrick's Day Jeremy forgets his green sweater and is teased by all of his classmates for not wearing green.  The school principal who Jeremy once thought was tall and scary actually ends up befriending him and helps him out.  I liked how this book was realistic fiction and portrayed events that children can relate to.  It was refreshing to read a St. Patrick's Day book that didn't focus on shamrocks and leprechauns.

Family Rating: 1 1/2 thumbs up.

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