WELCOME TO THE rival towns of Tralee and Tralah, where the annual St. Patrick’s Day decorating contest is under way. Every year, Tralah defeats Tralee. This year, though, little Fiona Riley has a wonderful idea that will help Tralee win the contest for sure. But neither town has counted on a stranger arriving—a funny little man with pointed ears and boots trimmed with bells—who will turn the contest upside down!
|Publisher:||Random House Children's Books|
|Product dimensions:||8.30(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.10(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 7 Years|
About the Author
Susan Wojciechowski has three grown children and lives with her husband in York, Pennsylvania, where she works as a writing consultant at the Learning Center of York College.
Tom Curry lives in Alpine, Texas. In addition to being an award-winning acrylic painter, he is the illustrator of several children’s books.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I love this tale for it offers the perfect opportunity to discuss generosity and service to ones community. In the story the whole community comes together to paint the town Limerick Lime. They also unite to help the traveling stranger with his problem. There¿s so much selfishness in society today, and every now and then it¿s nice to be reminded of the things that matter most in life, friendship, love, and community. Well, those things matter most to me anyway¿ Curry¿s pastoral scenes are charming, and out of the ordinary for children¿s literature. He paints in acrylics, thus the hues are rich and colorful with lots of depth. Susan Wojciechowski generally known for the Beany series succeeds in writing a noble tale of charity verses greed. She has a pleasing way with words as the text flows along page after page.