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St. Patrick's Day Alphabet

This beautifully illustrated storybook dictionary explains 26 Irish traditions.

Paperback: 32 pages

Publisher: Pelican Publishing (January 31, 2001)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1565547195

ISBN-13: 978-1565547193

Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8.5 x 10.8 inches

Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #828,368 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #51 in Books > Children's Books > Holidays & Celebrations > St. Patrick's Day #509 in Books > Children's Books > Holidays & Celebrations > Non-religious #551 in Books > Children's Books > Early Learning > Basic Concepts > Alphabet

Age Range: 4 - 7 years

Grade Level: Preschool - 3

"E is for 'Everybody is Irish,' a favorite saying on St. Patrick's Day. Almost everybody, Irish or not, celebrates this day."Or so Beverly Barras Vidrine reminds the reader that St. Patrick's Day is all-inclusive in her beautiful, vividly green "St. Patrick's Day Alphabet," illustrated by Patrick Soper and published by Louisiana's Pelican Press.A teacher can do a fine job of teaching what St. Patrick's Day is all about, using this delightful alphabet book. Not only St. Patrick, but key symbols of Ireland are also illustrated. G is for the green-ness of the Emerald Isle; S is for the shamrock that represents the Holy Trinity, M is for March 17--the day St. Patrick is honored, and I is for Irish, the people of Ireland.K is for Kells and the Book of Kells, T is for the tri-color flag of Ireland, O is for oak from which shillelaghs (walking sticks) are made--great tourist buys in Ireland, H is for Harp, a national symbol of Ireland. See what I mean? Teachers could use this book to great advantage...Parents interested in the Irish will also delight in sharing this book with their little ones.

This is a really cute book with great illustrations that makes wonderful use of bright colors. It also tells good stories and is imaginative in the objects chosen to represent the individual letters. Being half-Irish, I did find it objectionable that one page said: "B is for beer. The Irish drink lots and lots of that!" HEY ONLY JOKING!!! That's not in here. Shame on me. Seriously, however, this is a pretty book and little ones should love it and parents too. Easily five stars.

Added a little irish Brogue to the reading and the 2 1/2 year old wanted to read it over and over. ABCs were already a big deal so this fit perfect.

A nice alphabet book of Ireland. The words chosen for each letter are just what I would have picked. Nice

This book was awesome. It explains the true meaning of Saint Patrick's Day with every letter of the alphabet. It has great illustrations. So many people have no clue what this holiday is except for the fact they wear green. The students really enjoyed it. Thank you.

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