Tuesday, March 17, 2015
#Review: Hooray for St. Patrick's Day! by Joan Holub/ Illustrated by Paul Meisel #kidsbooks
It's Saint Patrick's Day, and time to join in the celebration. Children can lift the flaps for interactive fun as they see the children in this book make holiday crafts, taste traditional Irish food, perform a play about Saint Patrick, and even march in a Saint Patrick's Day parade. As an added bonus, they can search for the hidden leprechaun on each spread. A great way for young readers to learn about and enjoy the holiday.
This is a cute book with brief ideas to do on St. Patrick's Day. As the summary says, it is fun and interactive. However, if you are looking for a book that tells brief history of St. Patrick's Day, this is not it.
I have read a couple of other "flap books" from this author and this one was just as enjoyable as the others. It was fun to look on each page for that ever elusive leprechaun and to discover him hiding in different places. Sometimes, you really had to look intently.
I liked that the author gave traditional ideas for celebrating the holiday but made it the way kid's would do it. I really enjoyed the page with the kids dancing. Looking carefully, you could catch a few other characters that were also celebrating. Too fun!
The author writes in poetic rhyme and in the back of the book there is a brief glossary of difficult word terms. This is pretty standard for her younger children's books and I think it is a plus.
The book's illustrations are done in simple line drawings and are of course colored in traditional Irish colors. Adorable!
Great little book. Happy St. Patrick's Day! 4 stars!
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book for my open and honest opinion. The views expressed here are 100% my own and may differ from yours. ~Naila Moon
Where to find the author:
Joan Holub is co-author of the best-selling Goddess Girls series, the Grimmtastic Girls series, and the Heroes in Training series. Her picture book Little Red Writing received three starred reviews and has been named to many Best-of lists. Her mighty cool dad inspired the creation of the picture book, Mighty Dads.