How to Trap a Leprechaun (Magical Creatures and Crafts #1) (Hardcover)

By Sue Fliess, Emma Randall (Illustrator)

Sky Pony, 9781510706705, 32pp.

Publication Date: February 7, 2017

List Price: 16.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

The perfect storybook for boys and girls of the parents to capture the spirit of the Irish or make St. Patrick’s Day special.

Legend has it that if you catch a leprechaun, he’ll grant you a wish. But, be careful! Leprechauns are full of trickery. To catch one, you’ll need to be clever in crafting your trap. Grab some glitter and glue and get prepared for your wily holiday visitors!

On the night before St. Patrick’s Day, leprechauns show up to steal your treasures and then disappear as quickly as they came. However, if you’re careful you might be able to catch one and then he’ll grant you a wish. You’ll have to be sneaky and set just the right trap to trap a leprechaun.

Sue Fliess’s read-aloud text and Emma Randall’s whimsical illustrations will provide much fun for young readers eager to catch their very own leprechaun! But beware: leprechauns may leave you with nothing but a cardboard box and a shoe or two.


About the Author

Sue Fliess has contributed articles to O, the Oprah Magazine, Huffington Post, Education.com, TravelMuse.com, Bay Area Parent, Writer’s Digest, and more and is the author of more than a dozen picture books. When she’s not writing, she is busy with her two young boys and loves to travel. She lives with her husband, kids, and a smart English Labrador pup named Charlie in Ashburn, Virginia.

Emma Randall is a freelance illustrator specializing in children’s book illustration—both fiction and nonfiction. Each piece of work is conjured up over multiple cups of green tea, then carefully planned and realized from her barn studio in the village of Tickenham, England.


Praise For How to Trap a Leprechaun (Magical Creatures and Crafts #1)

SLJ Review: Vibrant illustrations match the catchy verse, which begs to be part of a St. Patrick’s Day read-aloud. Also notable is that the four children in the story have skin color shades spanning from light to dark. The book concludes with instructions for parents and educators on building a leprechaun trap at home or at school, and a quick primer of leprechaun folklore. VERDICT A fun offering for March that will work well read aloud or independently.–Lindsay Jensen, Nashville Public Library

SLJ Review: Vibrant illustrations match the catchy verse, which begs to be part of a St. Patrick’s Day read-aloud. Also notable is that the four children in the story have skin color shades spanning from light to dark. The book concludes with instructions for parents and educators on building a leprechaun trap at home or at school, and a quick primer of leprechaun folklore. VERDICT A fun offering for March that will work well read aloud or independently.–Lindsay Jensen, Nashville Public Library