Shawn O'Hisser, the Last Snake in Irelandby Peter Welling, Peter J. Welling
In this fast-paced new twist on an old tale, whimsical snake Shawn O'Hisser returns to his native Ireland from a visit to England and Wales to find that all of his snake friends have vanished, as has all the leprechauns' gold.
- Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
- Publication date:
- Product dimensions:
- 9.10(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.50(d)
- Age Range:
- 5 - 8 Years
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So, you think St. Patrick drove all the snakes out of Ireland? Guess again. If you want the WHOLE story, pick up a copy of SHAWN O'HISSER and prepare to have fun. In the style and spirit of Dr. Seuss, Peter Welling has written and illustrated a delightful tale that will enthrall and entertain you whether you're three, thirty-three or ninety-three. With tongue firmly in cheek, Mr. Welling sends his serpentine hero on a quest to discover the whereabouts of his kin that leads him to discover all sorts of people he never knew. And you can even polish your Gaelic as you go.
I am glad I contacted him via his website and inquired to his next book release. It was well worth the wait, and an excellent sophomore effort! The glossary is complex enough to keep an adults tongue twisted, and yet the actual text of the book is easy to read, understand, and most importantly ; keep kids interested. I plan to buy more copies as gifts as birthdays approach, and already look forward to Mr Welling's next release. If you liked the way the story and illustrations worked so well together in 'Andrew McGroundhog and his Shady Shadow', You will not be dissappointed in Shawn O'Hisser. If you haven't read 'Andrew McGroundhog' yet, Be sure to buy it along with this title.
This book was a refreshing change, and a great read for those of us with an Irish decent. For passing on our heritage to our children, I feel this is a great starting point. Children from all walks of life will love it.