I always am woefully lacking in appropriate holiday-ness, but this year I actually have some fun St. Patricks's Day books for the kids and we might even get things together to do something green and Irish next Tuesday! Everyone cross your fingers for me, but until then here's what the little wee ones are reading around here.
Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland by Tomie dePaola
A classic in the holiday/saint category. Really, a great biography for kids about an important saint that doesn't make it boring but exciting. The illustrations are, or course, glorious. I love it!
Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato: An Irish Folktale by Tomie de Paola
A sweet board book of a cute Irish folk tale. I'm not quite sure if my kids "get it" but that's part of the allure for me. And it teaches about laziness.
St. Patrick's Day in the Morning by Eve Bunting
This is a sweet story perfect for young children. The illustrations are by Jan Brett so they're particularly lovely and done in black and white and green which is fitting.
Tim O'Toole and the Wee Folk by Gerald McDermott
This is a sweet fairy tale-like book for young children that brings a little imagination along with good story-telling and colourful illustrations to the whole leprechaun thing. I had to explain all these cartoon leprechaun's appearing in store windows lately and my kids were not getting the connection to St. Patrick at all...so this fairy tale came in handy. (Literal Catholic kids...sheessh.)
A Fine St. Patrick's Day by Susan Wojciechowski
Another fairy tale type story about Ireland and leprechauns. The illustrations are especially beautiful and a feast for young and old eyes alike. I love drawings of sweet little towns too.
That was quick, so drop by Jenna's for more great Faves this Wednesday!
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