This is gonna be a shorty today, my cutie-pies. Because I just spent hours and hours (that's a lie but not by much) getting my post ready for my latest and greatest stick tree, which I'll show you tomorrow.
Love love love 'St. Patrick's Day in the Morning' by Eve Bunting and the great Jan Brett! No leprechauns. No lucky charms. Just a sweet, simple tale about an Irish boy getting ready for his town's St. Patrick Day parade. I swear when you read this book, you can practically SMELL the scones. Oh wait that would be in Scotland. How about the bannocks? DANG, those are Scottish too. Ok, Irish Soda Bread.
During his trip up a big, big hill (can he make it? is he big enough? is clover green?), Jamie gets a fresh egg, a flute, a bottle of ginger ale, and wishes the sun (and a donkey) a Happy St. Patrick's Day.
This is the cutest little St. Paddy's Day book for a preschooler! The pictures of the little country village are immensely charming (duh, they're done by Jan Brett). I've never been to Ireland, but I really want to go. I had a friend who's husband went, and he told his kids he was going to trap leprechauns, or that he saw one, or something along those lines, and they thought that was the coolest thing ever.
I'm pretty sure I could trap a leprechaun.