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St. Patrick's Day

2 Ratings: 5.0
A book by Gail Gibbons

In addition to the story of Patrick's life, here is information about how St. Patrick's Day is celebrated. There are decorations from shamrocks to shillelaghs. People give cards, share meals, and wear green to honor Ireland, the Emerald Isle--and … see full wiki

Author: Gail Gibbons
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Publisher: Holiday House
Date Published: March 1, 1994
2 reviews about St. Patrick's Day
review by . March 05, 2009
During holiday seasons when I taught preschool, I always tried to find the best books possible that explained the origins of the holiday, why it is celebrated, and how people celebrate the holiday today. For St. Patrick's Day, Gail Gibbons ST. PATRICK'S DAY is the best book I have ever come across that gives a thorough explanation of the holiday for young children. The first part of the book explains who St. Patrick was and why St. Patrick's Day is celebrated. The last part of the book describes …
review by . February 06, 2008
Pros: Interesting legends about Saint Patrick, Great illustrations     Cons: I wish the legends where each given a page instead of squeezing two per page.     The Bottom Line: This book is great for teaching kids about Saint Patrick and the traditions surrounding the holiday celebrated in his honor.     This is a great book about Saint Patrick's Day to introduce young children to the holiday. It begins by telling a little about the life …
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