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How to Trap a Leprechaun

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  166 ratings  ·  25 reviews
The perfect storybook for boys and girls of the parents to capture the spirit of the Irish or make St. Patricks Day special.

Legend has it that if you catch a leprechaun, hell grant you a wish. But, be careful! Leprechauns are full of trickery. To catch one, youll need to be clever in crafting your trap. Grab some glitter and glue and get prepared for your wily holiday
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published February 7th 2017 by Sky Pony
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La Coccinelle
Mar 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children
This is the only St. Patrick's Day-themed e-book at our local library that I could find. I was hoping for a little more substance. As it is, this book assumes the reader will have some previous knowledge of leprechaun lore. (The note at the end suggests teaching kids a bit about Irish folklore ahead of time, which is probably a good idea. I just wish this book had done that!)

Rhyming text is set off by cute and colourful pictures depicting a group of children trying to catch a leprechaun. This
Ooh, a not horrible holiday book!!
Apr 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
A great candidate for a storytime close to St Patrick's Day. It rhymes, and it has ideas for activities about creating your own leprechaun trap in the back. Nice resource for teachers, and a fun, imaginative story. Pre-K to grade 2.
Mar 16, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018-reads, children
Cute holiday book with nice illustrations. Instructions for a leprechaun trap are included in the back. ...more
Jul 22, 2017 rated it liked it
Hip, cute, and colorful story. It wasn't formatted very well in e-book, but I think the paper edition will make for much more enjoyable reading.
The illustrations in this are adorable! And I love the idea behind it--letting kids' imaginations run a bit wild. The author's note at the end encourages parents to let their children build their own "leprechaun traps".
Kathryn (Nine Pages)
Review first published on my blog, Nine Pages .

This book has only one kind of trap that it suggests setting for a leprechaun who will grant wishes and give you his gold: a cardboard box with gold-painted rocks as a lure, a rainbow slide to mark the gold, and glue on the rocks to keep the leprechaun from escaping the lure. This leprechaun, Liam, tells the kids, a diverse group, not to fret that he escaped but to go enjoy St. Patricks Day and to try to catch a leprechaun again next year. The text
Jan 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
My boys loved this book. We've set a number of Leprechaun traps over the years and our only disappointment in this book was that there weren't really new ideas on how we can improve our traps, but they loved that our experiences were so similar - gold painted rocks, boxes and sticky floors, even a shoe and a note left behind!

We also loved the fun, colorful illustrations, although I will admit that the biggest giggles came from the fact it looked like the leprechauns were farting rainbows. :-)
Mary Uhles
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a fun book to read for a holiday that often just passes by... unless you remember to wear green. The rhyme is sharp and spot on and the gloriously colorful illustrations are fun to explore. My favorites were the dark spreads when the leprechaun makes an appearance. This is a delightful read that will make a fun St. Patrick's Day bedtime romp.
Step by step instructions on how to trap a leprechaun and remove him of his treasure. Leprechauns can be tricky, but according to this book, if you follow theses steps to the letter a leprechaun you will trap.
Nov 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
A really cute rhyming Leprechaun picture book! The pictures are gorgeous, the story is great, and there is information about the folklore at the end of the book! I will definitely be able to use it for storytime.
Mar 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
So hard to find St. Patty's books for storytime so when this one popped up on B&T I had to order it. It didn't disappoint! I'll be using it next week for storytime.
Mar 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An adorable story.........perfect rhymes, colorful illustrations and a craft activity at the end will engage kids!
Sep 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
There are not many St. Patrick's Day picture books around. This one is very cute. I think that every child who reads or hears this book, will want to build a Leprechaun trap!
Joy Lane
Apr 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: e, holiday
Cute for St. Patrick's Day
Holly Stone
a cute, quick book for kids of all ages Happy St Patrick's Day
Jan 20, 2018 rated it liked it
Really fun book for St. Patrick's day. Good leprechaun activities in the back matter for educators and parents
Jennifer Strong
Jun 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Omg so cute!
Meghan Edwards
Mar 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Fun story, great illustrations, rhyming text is enticing.
Mar 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I like this book because they tried to catch a leprechaun and you'd need a perfect gear, and you'd actually need real gold (not fake), and sometimes they disappear in a wink, if you wink!
Sarah Wiwchar
Mar 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: PreK-Grade 1
Shelves: read-with-kids
Read with Kindergarten. It rhymed. It was decent.
Ms Threlkeld
Jan 07, 2019 rated it liked it
Fun lead in to making leprechaun traps.
Mar 10, 2019 rated it really liked it

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Mar 08, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: storytime
Yes! A St. Paddy's picture book that will work for storytime.
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