Author V.R. Duin has created a wonderful book centred around the theme of St. Patrick's Day.
She encompasses Leprechauns, shamrocks, the colour green and of course the infamous pot of gold found at the end of the rainbow.
The main character, Goopy Ghost is seeking a leprechaun host to party and play with on that special day of the year. His search leads him to a leprechaun that is locked in a cage and cannot escape. Robbers have taken all of the leprechaun's gold and he is fit to be tied. The "wee" man convinces Goopy to help rescue both him and his gold. He promises he will grant Goopy three wishes for his trouble. Goopy gladly steps in to help. Of course the smart little ghost solves all the dilemmas perfectly and for his last wish asks if he could be invited to dance with fiddles and sing in riddles all the day. Everyone loves a happy ending and this book will make you smile.
The illustrations are big, bold and beautiful. They are bursting with colour and expression and enrich the text so much. I am sure you will love this little character and book so please check it out to add to your "special day" collections.
Read on and read always.
Book review rating: 8 (Fantastic)