It's the time of year to learn... How to Catch a Leprechaun by Adam Wallace and Andy Elkerton (Blog Tour Review)

How to Catch a Leprechaun
How to Catch a Leprechaun
by Adam Wallace
Illustrated by Andy Elkerton
Children's Book, Picture Book
Hardcover, 32 Pages
February 2nd 2016 by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky


You've been planning night and day, and finally you've created the perfect trap! Now all you need to do is wait. Is this the year you'll finally catch the leprechaun? Start a St. Patrick's Day tradition with this fun and lively children's book.

How to catch a leprechaun?
It's tougher than you think!
He'll turn your whole house upside down.
He's quicker than a wink!

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My Review

HOW TO CATCH A LEPRECHAUN was such an adorable and fun read! The way you never quite see the Leprechaun, as it's running away from traps on each page, kept and held our interest, as did each more expansive and detailed trap as the story went on. The illustrations were vibrant, interesting, and eye-catching. The words rhymed and were easy to read and understand. The humor came across to us all. The kids and I thoroughly enjoyed this book and plan on reading it over several more times!

The only thing I would have liked to have seen added was a slight introduction or reasoning behind catching a Leprechaun and why he has gold for younger children or those who aren't as familiar with the myths. My daughter also wanted to see the Leprechaun's face at the end instead of just partially him. She was appeased when I looked up the illustrator's info and found on his blog a picture of the Leprechaun's face (you can see it here towards the bottom of his post). She laughed. My favorite look on her face. Joy.

Well worth the read either way and a truly delightful book! Perfect for the season!

Content: Clean

Source: I received a complimentary ARC from the publisher, which did not affect my review in any way.

About the Author & Illustrator

Adam WallaceAdam Wallace is an author and cartoonist who loves writing and drawing ... this is lucky ... because he's an author and cartoonist who writes and draws!

Adam's passion is to bring excitement and energy and humour and joy to children (of all ages!) through his books and videos.

He spends his non-writing time thinking about writing and going to as many live music shows as he can. He's also teaching himself piano, and is about to take on the ukulele as well.

Adam's books include inspiring novels (The Pete McGee series), How to Draw books (Rhymes with Art), gross short stories (The Better Out Than In series), and funny, hilarious, crack-you-up books (Jamie Brown is NOT Rich).

Andy Elkerton - Children's Illustrator's Profile PhotoMy name is Andy Elkerton, and I’m a children’s book illustrator living in Oban on the west coast of Scotland.

I specialise in bright, colourful illustrations for picture books, advertising, t.v. and character design.

After many years working in the field of computer games, I decided to go back to my illustrative roots and do what I’d always wanted to do…draw children’s books.

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