Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Book Review: The Littlest Leprechaun by Justine Fontes

Written by: Justine Fontes
Illustrated by: Amanda Haley
Publisher: Little Simon
Published Date: January 7, 2003
Source: Purchased
Ages: 2 - 5 years

Synopsis: Seamus is the littlest leprechaun.
How will he earn his gold?

There are board books that we've held onto just beacause of the sweetness of the story and the pictures. This is one of those books.

Seamus is a little leprechaun who invents things like paintbrushes that can tint flowers or skis for elves or faster fairy wings for fairies. He's quite handy as you can tell. But he's reminded that he must earn his gold making fairy shoes and not these other fancy things. As you can imagine, that reminder doesn't stop Seamus who instead builds a flying bike.

This is an adorable story that reminds readers to explore their own talents but remember that they need to make contributions to their world. In Seamus' case, he's forgotten his promise to paint the town green. But don't worry, Seamus makes up for it by...well, you'll see, there may be a rainbow at the end of this story.
I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~