Friday, March 16, 2012

Children's Book Review: The Night Before St. Patrick's Day

The Night Before St. Patrick's Day (Reading Railroad)

The Night Before St. Patrick's Day
Written by: Natasha Wing
Illustrated by: Amy Wummer
Published by: Grosset & Dunlap, 2009

It's the night before St. Patrick's Day, and Tim and Maureen are wide awake setting traps to catch a leprechaun! When they wake the next morning to the sound of their dad playing the bagpipes and the smell of their mom cooking green eggs, they're shocked to find that they've actually caught a leprechaun. But will they be able to find his pot of gold? Natasha Wing's latest title is once again told in verse to the same meter of Clement Moore's classic.

* This story is told in the same rhyming format as the Christmas classic, The Night Before Christmas.  As Tim and Maureen prepare for St. Patrick's Day they set traps in hopes of catching a leprechaun. I read this with my son, since my daughter told me that she "already heard that story" in her old daycare/preschool.  He had fun looking for the little leprechaun hiding on most of the pages.  It was a cute story in which the leprechaun appears and has some tricks of his own.

Family Rating: 1 thumb up.

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