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Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite
I’m sure you’ve heard that a four-leaf clover is lucky, but finding one is difficult because most clovers have three leaves. And you’ve heard of the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. But have you ever found the end of a rainbow? Part of finding luck is believing in it and believing in the magic of the leprechauns of Ireland. Laddy O’Luck by Mac Kennedy is named after the first leprechaun, whose job is to share luck with everyone worldwide. Where will you find Laddy O’Luck? Oh, don’t worry about that. If you’re down on your luck, Laddy will find you. Look for him, and he’ll be there.
Mac Kennedy’s Laddy O’Luck is a charming story about the little people who really are all charming, the leprechauns. The story is told through a grandfather’s perspective as he shares it with his granddaughter. The storyteller is as magical as the story itself, and the gentle conversation between the grandfather and his granddaughter is full of love, compassion, and most importantly, hope. That’s the biggest message in this story about the luck of the Irish: all we need is hope. The illustrations are bright and colorful and add charm to the story. Through the grandfather’s storytelling voice, the little girl and readers learn about the luck of the leprechaun: how they taught us the proper way to hang a horseshoe and why, how they encourage black cats to intersect our paths and so much more. An endearing story that will certainly entertain and educate young readers and fill them with hope as they search for their wee bit of luck.