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Children's LiteratureAGERANGE: Ages 4 to 7.
It is March 17th and the Leprechaun family is ready to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. They dress in green, watch the parade, and go home to fix mulligan stew and green apple punch. Friends come to visit. In a rhymed text, Slater manages to include just about all the stereotypical Irish items. Included are the following: a pot of gold, Aunt Rose "tap-tapping her toes," an Irish jig and an Irish pig, and cabbage as part of the meal. There are plenty of Irish surnames included as well, although MacGregor is actually Scottish and not Irish. There is no story line to engage the reader. Even the cartoon characters are stereotyped with their green clothes, red hair, red beards, and gold-buckled shoes. Save your money. Reviewer: Sharon Salluzzo