Weekly Low Down on Leprechauns… I Mean Kids Books 5/07/12

May 8, 2012 at 3:18 pm (Reviews) (, , , , , , , , )

The Luckiest Leprechaun: A Tail-Wagging Tale of Friendship and one of the most adorable books ever.  I know I say this about a lot of kids books, but imagine how many kids books we read that don’t get blog exposure because I can’t seem to find it in myself to waste precious time and cyber space talking about them.  The Luckiest Leprechaun, though, is truly one of the good ones! We love it.

The super challenge to parents: Read the whole thing with an Irish accent.  I had to summon my inner Mrs. Paroo (from The Music Man), and I know that an actual Irishman would be ashamed of me, but I was quite proud of myself.  Ayla may have just thought I was a weird-o, but she had me read it twice in a row even though its pretty lengthy for a kids picture book for her age, so I must have been entertaining.

I highly recommend this one.  Justine Korman did a great job portraying a cynical, and somewhat rotten, leprechaun in need of an attitude change, unwillingly becoming best friends with the sweetest dog in the world (named Lucky).  Its got the same illustrator as the Junie B. Jones books (Denise Brunkus) although I don’t know that I care for those books, the illustrations are awesome. I loved it.  Ayla clearly loved it.  It was an awesome library pick that I am sure to go buy, because I’ll be needing this every Spring for years to come.

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