Jamie O'Rourke and the Pookaby Tomie dePaola
When Jamie O'Rourke's wife leaves him alone for a week, it's up to Jamie to do the housework. But Jamie isn't just the laziest man in Ireland, he's also the messiest! When a magical pooka arrives unexpectedly and starts to do the dishes and sweep the house, Jamie thinks that maybe he's the luckiest man in Ireland as well. But will Jamie's good fortune-and his pooka's housekeeping-last? Young readers will be giggling through Tomie dePaola's delightfully funny sequel to Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato.
"DePaola's jaunty storytelling pace and his snappy Irish phrases give this tale extra sparkle." Publishers Weekly, starred review
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Fun story, my daughter likes to reread it and enjoys laughing at the word and thought of a Pooka!
Jamie O'Rourke and the Pooka kept my son's attention through out the story. It is a cute story that excersises the imagination. After the first read through my son liked it so much he read it to me several times more and he's gone back to the book several times since. He and I both enjoyed the characters very much. He wasn't sure what a Pooka was and we had both seen Harvey with Jimmy Stewart so he understood what a Pooka was with that refrence.
Our 4 and 6 year old grandsons have really enjoyed this book. They understand being messy and the consequences.
Jamie O'Rourke is one of those hilarious characters of Irish legend and TOmie de Paola's terrific illustrations make this a classic.