St. Patrick's Day in the Morning

March 5, 2013


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.




12 comments:

  1. This one looks so sweet. I love Eve Bunting, I love Jan Brett, yet I've never read this one. I want to go to Ireland, too.

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    1. Ireland is way at the tippy top of my list, next to Spain and Japan. :)

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  2. I discovered this wonderful book last year- it is a treasure. I love books with just a couple of colors accentuating the ink drawings... very cool

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    1. there's nothing Jan Brett can't do!! ;)

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  3. This is way cute and I can not wait to see the new tree.

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  4. What a cute book - I'll be checking my library later today!

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    1. Hope you find it Dana!! And thanks so much for visiting today :)

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  5. I love how the illustrations only have green and orange for color. That's really cool! Love Eve Bunting and Jan Brett, too.

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    1. cool eh? I was thrilled to find this duo in the same place :)

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  6. Oooh, never saw this goodie before but it is now on my hold list at the library. It looks fabulous (what Jan Brett book isn't?). Looking forward to reading it with my daughter:)

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    1. I hope you enjoy it Miss Becca ~ It's sweet, sweet, sweet. :) I'm so happy that you stopped by today!

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