Johns Creek moms write St. Patrick’s Day children’s book
By KATIE VANBRACKLE
Many children eagerly await visits from the Easter Bunny or the Elf on the Shelf each year while St. Patrick’s Day goes by somewhat unnoticed. Two Johns Creek, Ga., moms hope to change all that with their new book, “Lucky the Leprechaun.”
Samantha S. Brown and Risa Rae each have children of their own and wanted to write a story that would not only capture a child’s imagination and sense of fun, but also teach important moral lessons about being kind and respectful.
In their rhyming story, Lucky the Leprechaun is a small bearded man who rewards children who have been well-behaved by leaving treats for them on the morning of St. Patrick’s Day.
Included with the book is a craft kit for building a leprechaun trap. Children can decorate their trap with gold coins and shamrocks, hoping to capture Lucky, who is usually too clever and quick to be caught.
Brown enjoys speaking to parents who surprise their kids on St. Patrick’s Day with evidence of a visit from the “wee folk” during the night. Many leprechauns leave green milk in cereal bowls or green water in toilet bowls (the boys love this one!) while others can be quite messy, spilling flour on the counters and leaving little white footprints all over the kitchen.
Brown says she is grateful that Lucky the Leprechaun is very neat in her home, usually leaving green hair bows or striped socks for her two daughters to find. If they have been good, of course!
The “Lucky the Leprechaun” book and craft kits are currently only available for purchase online here. Brown and Rae make frequent local appearances at libraries and schools to read their story and interact with children. For a complete list of upcoming events, go to their events page.
Meet the authors
Brown and Rae will read “Lucky the Leprechaun,” make leprechaun traps and play music and movement games with children.
When: Tuesday, March 6
Where: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the Alpharetta Library, 238 Canton Street, Alpharetta, Ga., and 4 – 5 p.m. at the Roswell Library, 115 Norcross Street, Roswell, Ga.