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New from Kohl’s Cares – Little Golden Books and more!

 

I have always been an avid reader. My love for books started at a very young age. I used to love to read my father’s old Dick & Jane books, as well as my sisters Raggedy Ann & Andy books. My favorite books, by far, were my Little Golden Books.

I have kept many of my books from my youth to share with my own children (which I did). Now I save them for my future grandchildren. I even collect Little Golden Books. In fact, I have a nice collection of them.

My childhood Little Golden Books are packed away nicely, but I have collected more of the years from garage sales.

I don’t know what it is is about those golden-spine children’s books that make me happy. I smile every time I look at them.

Thanks to Kohl’s Cares, a whole new generation of children can now experience the classic Little Golden Book titles from my youth (and perhaps your youth too!). Titles like The Poky Little Puppy, The Saggy Baggy Elephant, Tawny Scrawny Lion, Scuffy the Tugboat and The Shy Little Kitten, among other great titles.

Koh’s Cares is offering Kohl’s consumers hard cover books featuring three different Little Golden Book titles in one book. There are four different collections to choose from.

  • The Pokey Little Puppy, Animal Orchestra and The Fire Engine Book
  • The Shy Little Kitten, The Little Red Hen and The Little Red Caboose
  • The Saggy Baggy Elephant, The Sailor Dog and Scruffy the Tugboat
  • The Tawny Scrawny Lion, The Jolly Barnyard and Tootle

The hard covered collections also feature the classic golden spine that all Little Golden Books have.

In addition to these delightful book collections, Kohl’s Cares is also offering plush animals based on Little Golden Book titles.

  • The Pokey Little Puppy
  • The Shy Little Kitten
  • The Saggy Baggy Elephant
  • The Tawny Scrawny Lion
  • Scruffy the Tugboat

The plush toys, combined with the books, would make for an awesome gift. Can you imagine how much joy a little one would have to be read (or read it themselves) a Little Golden Book story while snuggling with a new plush friend?

The Happy Little Bunny plush and book are from a prior Kohl’s Cares collection.

All of the Little Golden Books next to the plush toys are from my own personal collection.

I was sent a couple of the books to review, as well as a couple of plush. I adore these so much that I went out and purchased the remaining collection. I own all of the plush and all of the books now.

What is so special about these books and plush toys is that each is only $5.00. Where else can you find a hardcover book for that kind of money? Both the books and plush toys are exceptionally well made. I have many book and plush toys from Kohl’s Cares that I have collected over the years and they have all held up very well.

I like to combine the book and plush combinations and display them on our bookcases. It’s a nod towards my childhood favorites as well as shows the world how fun and whimsical I am.

Kohl’s Cares also has other products worth checking out including a hardcover book called the Classic Fairy Tail Collection. This is a wonderful book filled with the most adorable illustrations.

The best thing about Kohl’s Cares products, 100% of net profit goes towards children’s initiatives nationwide.

Kohl’s Cares charities that support kid’s health and education programs nationwide. Since 2000 Kohl’s Cares has raised and impressive $257 million dollars. Talk about a “win-win” situation. You get wonderful products and the proceeds goes towards children’s charities.

You can find Kohl’s Cares products around the check out aisles in Kohl’s stores, as well as online (do a search for Kohl’s Cares). Kohl’s Cares products sell out quickly, so if there is something you have your eye on don’t wait too long. In addition Kohl’s Cares offers new products several times a year.

The books and plush toys make great gifts. A book and plush set costs only $10 and would make a great birthday gift, or even stock up on them for holiday gifts.

For more information or to find a Kohl’s location near you visit www.Kohls.com. You can also find Kohl’s on the various social media sites (all the links are found on the bottom of their website).

Do you own any Kohl’s Cares products? Do you have a favorite collection?

Kimberly

*I received a few free products to review. The other products I purchased on my own and was not reimbursed. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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A Dog’s Purpose – Now available on Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD (giveaway ends 5/14/17)

 

I am a HUGE animal lover. I love animals in all shapes and sizes. I have great compassion for animals too. I can’t even watch those commercials on television about abused and neglected animals. The moment I hear them come on TV I change the channel promptly.

Just the other day I was driving to work when I noticed a squirrel in the middle of the road that had been hit by a car. It was still moving. I wanted to stop and help it but I was late for work and the poor little squirrel was in a really bad (blind) turn on a dangerous road. There was no place to pull over and even if I found a place I risked getting hit by a car.

ALL DAY I was sick to my stomach and worried about the squirrel. So much so I wanted to cry!

Later that day I drove home that way and looked for him. I didn’t see him so I hope (and pray!) that means he was able to get up and run away.

Anyway…

A few months ago the film A Dog’s Purpose was in theaters. I wanted to see the movie because I love dogs, but seeing as how our dog was very sick (we had to put him to sleep), I had a feeling I wouldn’t be able to handle that film emotionally. For that reason I never saw it in the theater. I didn’t want to cry hysterically in front of strangers.

Our dog Espn who passed away February 2017.

A Dog’s Purpose is now available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD. I received a copy of the the film a few days ago. With a box of tissues in hand (seriously… a whole box!) I popped the movie in to watch it.

A Dog’s Purpose is about the life of a dog. He starts off as a puppy who is given the name Bailey. He escapes from a puppy mill and is taken in by a young boy named Ethan.

Bailey and Ethan are the best of friends and Bailey is with him until he passes away (MAJOR tissue moment). But that is not the end of Bailey. Bailey is reincarnated into another dog. And then another dog. And then another dog.

The film follows Bailey (just one of his names) as he is reborn as a different dog (and even a different gender) who touches the life of humans throughout each life.

In the end, the dog that was once Bailey comes full circle. I don’t want to give away too much detail. You’ll just have to pick up the movie and watch it for yourself.

Did I cry watching this film? YES! Some tears were sad tears. Other tears were happy tears. In my defense I’m a very sensitive person to begin with. I cry at commercials, so that should tell you something.

ALL of the dogs in this film were super adorable. If you are a dog lover you’ll definitely appreciate that about the film.

I thought it was a lovely, heart warming film that highlighted just how amazing, wonderful and beautiful dogs are and how special they are to us as humans. I know from my own experience with dogs I have owned and lost over the years, each one brought something very special to our lives and we’ll cherish their memories forever.

I also have the book A Dog’s Purpose. The film was based on the book written by W. Bruce Cameron. I haven’t finished the book yet. I’d say I’m a little less than halfway through it.

There are few differences between the book and the movie. Take for example how we (the reader/viewer) get to know Bailey. In the movie we know the pup as Bailey from the beginning. He escaped from a puppy mill and is taken in by Ethan and his family. In the book Bailey starts out as a stray pup named Toby. The books gives more of a backstory about Toby’s sad life before he became Bailey. In fact, Toby’s life is very sad and heart-breaking. I appreciate that he film makers didn’t start off with Toby’s story. I wouldn’t have been able to watch that.

In the movie Bailey helps Ethan meet his love of his life. Bailey runs up to Hannah and puts his nose up her skirt. Embarrassed, Ethan approached Hannah and apologizes for his dog’s actions. The pair end up hanging out with one another at the fair, which is the start of their relationship. In the book Ethan and Hannah meet much differently. In the book Hannah and Ethan meet when Hannah brings over some brownies to Ethan’s grandparents while he is visiting with them for the summer.

There is a character in the book/film named Todd. In the book Todd is much different then he was in the film. In the book Todd is a truly horrible person and does horrific things – things I am glad we didn’t need to see play out in the movie.

There are bonus features on the Blu-ray/DVD. Normally I watch the bonus features, but I was unable to this time around. I plan on watching them in the near future. Bonus features include:

• Deleted Scenes
• Outtakes
• Lights, Camera, Woof! – A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film.
• A Writer’s Purpose – Learn the story behind W. Bruce Cameron’s beloved best-selling novel.

If you would like to learn more about this film you can visit the official movie website. You can also check out the film on social media – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The official hashtag is #ADogsPurposeMovie.

Below is the trailer for your enjoyment.

 

I have a wonderful giveaway for a lucky reader. One winner will receive A Dog’s Purpose on Blu-ray/DVD as well as a copy of the book.

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on May 14, 2017. The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via email and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me why you’d like to win this prize package – OR – tell me about a special dog in your life.

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Kimberly

*I received a screener copy of the film to review and a copy of the book to read/review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Something for everyone at Parragon

 

I love books. I can lose myself for hours in a bookstore. I even fantasize about owning my own bookstore/coffee shop. My husband and I joke about that all the time, especially when we see buildings for sale. We talk about whether or not it’s big enough for my bookstore/coffee shop. If only we could win the lottery.

I’ve always loved books. I have an extensive book collection including classics (I have a really old Charles Dickens book), children’s books, books about pets, reference books, cookbooks, art books and so much more. I even have most of my books from my childhood. I saved them for my future kids and I will save them for my future grandchildren.

Are you familiar with Parragon? If you read my blog on a regular basis you have no doubt read posts about them. Parragon is a book company that offers consumers a variety of books for both children and adults. They carry an extensive collection of characters books (Disney, Bob the Builder, My Little Pony, Paw Patrol, Peppa Pig, Scooby Doo…), cookbooks, health books and more.

This month Parragon sent me a nice selection of books to review.

My most favorite books this month are the adult coloring books.

Adult coloring is so popular these days. I have to laugh about that. I have been coloring all my life. Even my husband loves to color. We’ve been coloring for the past 20+ years of marriage – long before it was a popular hobby. It’s nice to see that if finally caught on. I don’t see why adults can’t enjoy coloring. It’s one of my favorite hobbies.

Parragon sent me two books that I love – If the Cat Fits and It’s a Dog’s Life.

What is unique about these adult coloring books is that the interior pages feature scenes (two pages per scene). Some elements in the scene are actual photographs and the rest of the page needs to be colored in.

If find the coloring areas and real photos combined to make a two-page scene to be a really cool idea.

Once you are finished coloring in the scene you can add one of the 200+ stickers found in each book to make it truly unique. The dog book comes with a variety of dogs (different breeds, different sizes) as well as dogs in different positions (walking, sitting, sleeping…). The cat book is the same way. In addition to the animal stickers both books have additional elements like furniture and accessories.

These books are a lot of fun and are sure to keep you or your child entertained and relaxed (I find coloring so relaxing.

I love these two books!

Other adult books that you might find interesting, most especially if you are looking to get into shape and get healthy for bathing suit season or your summer vacation.

Clean and Green

Science has proven that green leafy vegetables and fruit knock all others off the top spot for their spectacular concentration of phytonutrients, vitamins, and fiber. And the quickest way to get an instant boost of these healthy greens is in a juice or smoothie. Packed with raw, whole vegetables and fruit, as well as herbs, spices, and healthy fats, the fabulous recipes in Clean & Green are literally a health boost in a glass–or a bowl of soup. If you juice regularly, you’ll be getting all the essential vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals that you need. Each chapter covers the main health benefits of juicing: Cleanse your body with a Grapefruit Crush or the Parsley Purifier; get a healthy glow from a Fennel Flush or a Kiwi Quencher; detox with a Grape & Lychee Reviver, a Green Tea Punch, or a Mint Rejuvenator; and soothe your digestive system by drinking a Pineapple Pump, a Broccoli Booster, or a Spinach Aid. Whether you’re trying to get in shape, boost your general health, or give your body a deeply nourishing cleanse, incorporating green juices and smoothies into your diet is the simplest and most effective way to eat clean and green!

I have been curious about drinking smoothies and other drinks made out of fruits and vegetables.

I have not yet tried out any recipes in this book. I’ve been busy at work and I haven’t really had the chance to stop by our local farm to stock up on fruits and vegetables. I have “dog earred” a few recipes in this book that sound really delicious and ones I have to try.

I find the idea of juices and smoothies helping you to look and feel your best. It’s much better (and healthier!) than taking man-made supplements.

The Detox Kitchen

Detoxing is not just for the short term – you can enjoy the benefits of everyday detoxing all year round with these fantastic recipes. Covering breakfasts and juices, lunches, mains, snacks and desserts, this book will show you how to make the most of good-for-you ingredients that are super tasty but, just as importantly, healthy for you too. You can learn how to make delicious Buckwheat Noodle Salad or yummy Raw Tahini Caramel Square. With nutritional information and hints and tips throughout, this book is a must-have in your kitchen.

I have not given any of the recipes in this book a try yet. I hear good things about detoxing your body and getting rid of harmful toxins, but I worry about having to rush to the bathroom while I’m at work. I’m a teacher’s assistant and I can’t just drop everything and race to the bathroom. My bathroom breaks are “timed” so that I can go when the kids are doing something where they don’t need a set of eyes watching them.

Since I work in the school district I’m off all summer. I was going to give these recipes a try then when I am able to run to the bathroom just in case it’s needed.

Parragon doesn’t just have books for adults. They have plenty of wonderful books for children.

One of my most favorite books that Parragon offers are their finger puppet books. They are cute little books (they fit in the palm of your hand) and have a tiny finger puppet in the middle. As you (or your child) read the book you can have a finger inserted into the puppet to move around and come to life as the book is being read.

I have several of these books from Parragon. I save them to enjoy with my future grandchildren (other books I donate to my classroom).

This time I received the adorable little book Itsy Bitsy Spider. I love it! The story follows along with the classic children’s song by the same name.

These books make me smile every time I look at the cute little finger puppet.

I think interactive books are a lot of fun for children. It makes the story come alive. I also think it helps children to develop a love of reading.

Another fun interactive book that Parragon offers is Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.

This book features buttons. The buttons play sounds and the music to the song by the same name. The buttons even light up. I tried to capture that in the photo of the book. If you look at the “moon” button (second from the right) you can sort of tell that it’s brighter than the other buttons.

A child can enjoy this book at bedtime too since the buttons light up. It’s such a cute book.

The last book I received is a colorful board book called Peek-A-Boo Rainbow.

Can you guess what color is next in the rainbow? Explore your way through the peek-a-boo holes and see a red apple, green frog and more in this new addition to the bestselling Little Learners range from Parragon. This unique, chunky board book has been developed with an educational consultant to support the learning of colors and simple concepts. The interactive play format, with peek-a-boo holes to follow through each page, supports development of hand-eye coordination and creative thinking in babies and toddlers from 0+.

Parragon has a few books like this from their Little Learners collection.

If you are interested in learning more about these and other Parragon books you can visit Parragon.com. You can also check out the brand on social media. All of their links are found at the top of their website.

What do you think about these books? Do any of these books pique your interest? If so, which ones? Feel free to tell me in the comment section. I always love to hear from readers.

Kimberly

*I received free books to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Sweet without sugar “treats” for Easter from Parragon

 

Can you believe that Easter is about two weeks away? Wasn’t it JUST Valentine’s Day? It sure does feel that way.

I miss my kids being little. Easter was always a fun holiday for them. They absolutely loved going to their grandparent’s house for an Easter Egg hunt. Not only did the eggs contain candy, but some also contained money (nickles, dimes and quarters). Usually there was one egg that had either a $1 bill or $5 bill in it.

I honestly don’t know what my kids liked more – the candy or the money.

The grandparents (and great-grandparents) on both sides (mine and my husband’s) LOVED to spoil our kids. Most especially around the holidays. You should have seen the amount of candy they would receive on Easter. It was like Halloween night – times ten! They received way too much candy. Most of it my husband would bring to work and leave out for his co-workers. The kids never finished the candy they kept. I was regularly tossing out old Easter candy by the time summer rolled around.

My kids received too much candy for Easter. For that reason we made sure when the Easter Bunny visited our home, our kids were gifted non-candy items. They did receive a little bit of candy, but not that much – knowing they would get more when they saw their grandparents. Instead, when the Easter Bunny came to our house he would leave them books, coloring books, crayons, small toys and a plush toy, in addition to a little bit of candy.

I was a kid once. I know how much kids LOVE candy. One year I received a solid chocolate Easter basket (the entire basket was made of chocolate!). I think I was in candy heaven! As a parent I know what too much junk food and candy can do to a child. I didn’t want my children to be obese like I was as a child.

Personally I think there should be more to Easter than just a basket full of candy (aside from religious reasons). I think more importance should be made on non-candy things like Easter egg hunts, Easter dinner with family and other family traditions. Non-candy things like books and toys also last a lot longer (and can be appreciated more) than candy.

I think books are a great choice. It not only encourages reading but it’s also a great way to bond with your child or grandchild by reading a book together. There are plenty of wonderful Easter related books available. I work with a kindergarten class and I know there are plenty of spring related books too. Plus don’t forget the classics. Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit is a delightful option.

If you are looking into books for toddlers, Parragon has a nice assortment that would be fun Easter basket “stuffers.” Here are a few options to consider.

Life-the-Flap Colors

Start little and learn big with Colors. Red, yellow, blue… silver and gold too! Lift the flaps as you and your little on explore and discover all the colors in your world. With 30 flaps inside, this adorable book is perfect for preschoolers to learn about colors.

Kids love interactive books. I work with Kindergarten children and the books that have some kind of interactive component to them are by far the more popular books.

This is a great book to teach children ages 3-6 about colors – most especially the colors in the world around us.

Considering it’s Spring time, and flowers and blossom are blooming, this would be a great book to tie-in to the colorful changes happening around us.

First Words: Out and About

Start little and learn big with this first words book, Out and About. To the store, to the library, on the bus and even to the dentist! Let’s go out and about. Learn over 150 everyday words and phrases as you explore different places in your world. This book is perfect for preschoolers.

This book is perfect for preschoolers, but it’s also great for Kindergartners. The kids I work with are beginning to read and know how to sound out words. Having the image accompanying the words is also a great way to learn how to read.

I love the adorable, colorful illustrations. This is a super cute book.

The tabs on the side of the book also make this an interactive book, which I mentioned above tend to be popular with the kid that I work with.

I Can Share

Start little and learn big with this first words book, I Can Share. Please join me, we can be chefs, builders, vets and even start our own band! Learn over 150 everyday words and phrases about helping, sharing and manners as you play together in your world. This book is perfect for preschoolers.

Of all the books I was sent to review, this one is my favorite. Not only does it help a child learn to read, it also emphasis manners.

Working with 5-6 year old, sharing is often an issue. Some are great with sharing – others, not so much. I love that this book puts an emphasis on being helpful, sharing and manners.

This also has interactive tabs on the side.

This book also has the same cute and colorful illustrations as the First Words: Out and About book. They were written and illustrated by the same people.

Lift-the-Flap: Opposites

Start little and learn big with Opposites. Big and small, fast and slow, happy and sad… Lift the flaps as you explore and discover all the opposites in your world. With over 30 flaps inside, this adorable book is perfect for preschoolers to learn about opposites.

This is yet another fun, interactive book that features over two dozen flaps for children to discover what is hiding underneath.

We talk about opposites often in our classroom. The kids are familiar with the basic ones like big/little, dark/light and in/out. This books explores other opposites children might not realize are opposites.

All four of these books are hardcover books which make them sturdy for little hands. The pages won’t tear or bend.

I’ve linked all of the books to their pages on the Parragon website.

Parragon publishes many delightful children’s books, including ones featuring popular characters like Paw Patrol, Bob the Builder, Disney, Peppa Pig and more.

They even have books based on the hugely popular Disney remake of Beauty and the Beast. What little girl wouldn’t want these books?

 

Parragon also offers consumers a nice variety of books for adults, most especially cookbooks.

To learn more about these and other books published by Parragon, visit Parragon.com.

You can also check out Parragon on social media. All of their links are found on the top of their website.

What do you think about these books? Do you think your child/grandchild would enjoy these? What is your child/grandchild’s favorite kinds of books?

Kimberly

*I received free samples to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.

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New from James Patterson – Humans, Bow Down (giveaway ends 3/27/17)

 

Here in the Northeast we are expecting a blizzard tomorrow (March 14, 2017). Needless to say none of us are planning on leaving our home tomorrow. Thankfully I work in the local school district, so I follow their schedule. I have no doubt that we’ll have a snow day tomorrow. That’s fine with me. I just assume curl up on my couch with a snugly blanket, a hot cup of tea and a good book.

Author James Patterson has penned a new book, which is currently available, entitled Humans, Bow Down.

James Patterson has written a lot of best selling books, and I have no doubt that Humans, Bow Down will be another one. The book was written by James Patterson and Emily Raymond and illustrated by Alexander Ovchinnikov.

I love how Mr. Patterson can write for just about any genre including comedy and children’s books. He’s an amazing and talented author.

James Patterson received the Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community at the 2015 National Book Awards. He holds the Guinness World Record for the most #1 New York Times bestsellers, and his books have sold more than 325 million copies worldwide.

A tireless champion of the power of books and reading, Patterson has created a new children’s book imprint, JIMMY Patterson, whose mission is simple: “We want every kid who finishes a JIMMY Book to say, ‘PLEASE GIVE ME ANOTHER BOOK.’” He has donated more than one million books to students and soldiers and funds over four hundred Teacher Education Scholarships at twenty-four colleges and universities. He has also donated millions to independent bookstores and school libraries. Patterson will be investing his proceeds from the sales of JIMMY Patterson Books in pro-reading initiatives.

Author James Patterson

In his new book, Humans, Bow Down, the future of the entire human race is in jeopardy as robots try and take over.

In a world run by machines, humans are an endangered species.

The Great War is over. The Robots have won. The humans who survived have two choices—they can submit and serve the vicious rulers they created or be banished to the Reserve, a desolate, unforgiving landscape where it’s a crime to be human. And the robots aren’t content—following the orders of their soulless leader, they’re planning to conquer humanity’s last refuge. With nothing left to lose, Six, a feisty, determined young woman whose family was killed with the first shots of the war, is a rebel with a cause. On the run for her life after an attempted massacre, Six is determined to save humanity before the robots finish what the Great War started and wipe humans off the face of the earth, once and for all.

I have the book, and admittedly I haven’t started to read it as of yet due to health issues. Tomorrow during the blizzard might be a great time to start it, that is if I can get the book back from my daughter (she is currently in possession of the book and is reading it).

Humans, Bow Down sounds like my kind of book. I am totally into Sci-Fi, fantasy books. I also like that the book’s main character is a strong woman.

Look for Humans, Bow Down where ever books are sold.

For more information, you can visit James Patterson’s Official Site. You can also follow James Patterson on Twitter & Instagram and “like” James Patterson on Facebook.

The official hashtag for the new book is #HumansBowDown.

In honor of the book’s release I have a wonderful giveaway for a lucky reader. One (1) winner will receive the following;

  • Copy of Humans, Bow Down
  • $100 Visa gift card to stock up on survival supplies.

Prizing and samples provided by Little, Brown & Co.

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on March 27, 2017. The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via email and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me why you’d like to win this prize package and/or what is your favorite James Patterson book?

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Kimberly

*I received a copy of the book and a gift card in exchange for my participation. There was no other compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. Prizing and samples provided by Little, Brown & Co.

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Book review – My Little Leprechaun

 

Can you believe that St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner. Seriously… wasn’t it just New Year’s Day? Valentine’s Day seems like it was yesterday. Sigh… time flies way too quickly.

St. Patrick’s Day seems to be more of an adult holiday. It’s not something that most kids (especially little one) look forward to. That is unless you make it something fun to look forward to.

When my kids were little (elementary school age), they used to try and capture a leprechaun on the eve of St. Patrick’s Day. Each year the came up with a new and inventive way to capture the mischievous little fellas.

So that their creative efforts were no in vain, I would sneak into their room at night (or where ever their trap was laid out) and disrupt it. I would knock things over and make it look like the leprechaun was at one point trapped (then escaped) or nearly trapped. In addition I would sprinkle a little bit of green glitter in the area. The glitter eventually ended up all over the place because my kids would make a mess of it.

I also left a little gift behind (from the lucky leprechaun of course) which were usually stickers or some kind of a small St. Patrick’s Day toy (I would find goodies at the local dollar store) or green beads/necklaces.

I think it’s fun for little kids to think that jolly little leprechauns come out to play on St. Patrick’s Day. As an adult I think it would be both fun (and perhaps a little creepy) to see these legendary creatures in person.

What happens if you are are lucky enough to catch a leprechaun? In the book, My Little Leprechaun, a little boy finds out the hard way what can happen.

The book was written by a seven year old boy name Levi Johnson (co-authored by his mom Christa Johnson). The book is based on a short story that Levi write all by himself.

The book is illustrated by Rabia Gelgi.

In the book My Little Leprechaun, a young boy finds a leprechaun in his back yard and was able to capture it using a trap he devised.

Initially the leprechaun was fun to have around, but the young boy soon realizes there is a good reason why people shouldn’t capture leprechauns.

This is a fun bed time book that parents or grandparents can read to their child and get them excited about St. Patrick’s Day. Parents can even use this fun book as a segue into creating a trap together to capture a leprechaun (a fun bonding experience to bring the family together). Although after reading about what mischievous things leprechauns do when you capture one of their own, you might not want to capture one. Ha Ha.

The story is accompanied with darling illustrations too, which really add to the story.

For more information about this book, you can visit the official website, MyLittleLeprechaun.com.

You can purchase the book on Amazon too.

Does your family celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Do you have any fun traditions that you do together? Have you ever tried to capture a leprechaun?

The authors: Levi & Christa Johnson

Kimberly

*I received a free copy to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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