From Organization / 国外机构评价:
|Kindergarten-Grade 3-A matter-of-fact tone and contemporary details make this a picture book that can be read throughout the year, but it's likely to be especially popular around St. Patrick's Day. Michael McKeever and his family are down on their luck-but not too far down. His father is out of work but they still have a roof overhead and plenty to eat; there's just precious little to spare for new baseball shoes. Michael is thrilled to discover a leprechaun (with the traditional pot of gold) in the basement. Unfortunately, O'Leary loves his gold as much as Michael loves baseball, and therein lies the rub. All turns out well, but not exactly in the expected manner, giving the somewhat flat story a pleasant twist. Sandford's illustrations also help to flesh out the tale. Executed in watercolor and pencil, the artwork is most appealing when it features the pointy-eared leprechaun. Michael and his parents are less distinctive in appearance. The relatively long text and rather serious subject matter make this a good read-aloud choice for primary grades. Younger listeners may need to be reassured that things work out in the end, which is implicit but never expressly stated in the text.|
Foreign Customer Review / 国外客户评价:
|Michael McKeever's family is down on their luck, with Michael's father being out of work, and Michael's mother has told Michael that they have to "Make Do". Michael desperately needs need baseball shoes, as his toes are pushing through the ends, but his family cannot afford new shoes and Michael must "Make Do".
Unbeknownst to them all, O'Leary the Leprechaun has been living in their basement and is discovered by Michael on St. Patrick's Day. Michael is familiar with the tales of leprechaun's gold and desperately wants new baseball shoes. O'Leary is a very greedy leprechaun, and refuses to share his gold with Michael. Michael will have to "Make Do" as his mother says and cannot convince O'Leary to share even a small part of his gold.
During the night, greedy, old, cantankerous O"Leary has a change of heart and sews Michael a beautiful new pair of baseball shoes. Michael feels that things will be definitely getting better in their household.
Colorful book for ages 4-7, and children will learn some timely lessons in family hardships, compassion, and understanding. I thought that it was a rather cute tale and if read with a parent, the parent can help the child learn about the lessons presented in the book.
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