March 18, 2009

St. Patty's Day Book

Title: Jeremy Bean's St. Patrick's Day
Author: Alice Schertle
Illustrator: Linda Shute
Publisher: Lothrop Lee & Shepard
Reading Level: Ages 4 - 8

We read the cutest St. Patrick's Day book tonight. I know the day is done with, but there is always next year, and who knows if it will be on clearance tomorrow? This book is about Jeremy Bean, who by accident doesn't wear green to school on St. Patty's Day. All the kids laugh at him chanting...

Jeremy Bean
Didn't wear green
Jeremy Bean
Didn't wear green

Jeremy is mortified and hides in a broom closet to avoid his schoolmates. Upon seeing this, the Principal invites Jeremy to his office instead. Much to Jeremy's surprise, his Principal doesn't ask anything about the color green, but happily shares his own green accessories once Jeremy admits that he left his green sweater at home. I love that it shows that a child can count on an authority figure when they are experiencing their worst nightmare!

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