The Goopy Ghost at St. Patrick’s Day


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For St. Patrick’s Day, Goopy Ghost rescues  a leprechaun, helps to recover a pot of stolen gold, and gets three magical wishes. The thieves end up doing easy time, so readers of Little Ray Children’s Books and everyone else can party. Get party tips and other free downloads from the page for this luck-of the Irish Goopy Ghost party page.

Download Goopy’s St. Patrick’s Day card free of charge and join in the celebration of luck ‘o the Irish at Goopy’s St. Patrick’s Party.

In Irish Limerick Verse, this book tells how Goopy Ghost rescues a leprechaun and wins back his stolen pot of gold to save St. Patrick’s Day. Goopy shows there is more than one way to get naughty people to do the right thing. The sticky-handed thieves get magical lessons when Goopy uses three wishes granted by the leprechaun in ways nobody can expect. 25 pages. ISBN: 09781477640289. Publication Date: October 25, 2012

13 reviews for The Goopy Ghost at St. Patrick’s Day

  1. Little Ray Children’s Books

    Beverly Lynnt
    5.0 out of 5 stars Goopy to the Rescue!
    Reviewed in the United States on November 5, 2012
    Limericks are a poetry form that seems to be designed for fun and children. Children love to be read to and they especially love repetition and rhythm in literature. Limericks are easy to learn and to teach. In this book, there are several stanzas in limerick form that can serve as perfect templates. The basic rule of thumb is that the easier the words fall off the tongue, the closer you are to the correct form and rhythm set in the templates. Why not try celebrating St. Patrick’s Day playing around with words in meter and rhyme after reading this book to your children/grandchildren?

    There’s a lot to love about the Goopy Ghost series. The author has chosen well in her choice of artists for these books. The pictures are in bright cheerful water color paints. Children who are visual learners will find their eyes drawn to the pages repeatedly. The simple scenes depict believable adorable characters and Goopy especially as the least-scary ghost you’ve ever known. Kudos to artist Bonnie Lemaire.

    Goopy Ghost is kind-hearted, fun-loving and generous. In his stories, he often places other peoples’ needs before his own, and he is creative in his problem-solving skills. In this story, Goopy seeks out a leprechaun to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. He is looking for fun, but finds a problem to solve instead. His plan to resolve the dilemma has lasting positive consequences even as he selflessly gives up a reward to ensure the problem doesn’t happen again. Fun finds him in the end. Children need these type of character traits emulated continually. They need to be shown the rewards in being kind, generous and selfless. With so much negative surrounding them, they need all the positive role models you can give them.

  2. Little Ray Children’s Books

    J. Kastanias
    5.0 out of 5 stars “Goopy, Goopy, Hooray!”
    Reviewed in the United States on January 14, 2013
    My 3 1/2-year-old loves Goopy, so when we received a copy of the St. Patrick’s Day book as a gift her reaction was, “Goopy, Goopy, hooray!” Of all the Goopy books we have purchased (we have the original Goopy book and the Christmas book), this is my personal favorite. I love for words to have a beat and a pattern to them. In this one, the author apparently (it explains on the back) used limericks throughout the book. What fun! I have some Irish in my background, so I was thrilled to introduce this to our daughter. Goopy is such a fun, lovable character. I am happy to support this up-and-coming author in her efforts to crack what is an incredibly difficult area of the book market. My daughter says, “Goopy, Goopy, hooray!”; I say, “Hooray for independent authors!” It’s a fun, well-written and very unique book your little one will love!!

  3. Little Ray Children’s Books

    5.0 out of 5 stars An exciting Goopy adventure!
    Reviewed in the United States on March 2, 2013
    Oh what an exciting adventure Goopy Ghost takes us on! With the joyful spirit that he does possess, he leads us on the trail of this wonderful tail! You will be feeling like dancing and prancing along with them. You will see unfold the happiness that St. Patrick’s Day does hold! I sure enjoyed this beautifully worded and illustrated book. I know that it will be a pleasure to read it aloud with your children and let everyone in on the fun! I would say this is book for children of all ages and it should put you in the celebratory mood and give you great ideas for this holiday. Do not delay…get your Goopy Ghost at St. Patrick’s Day right away.

  4. Little Ray Children’s Books

    5.0 out of 5 stars Goopy Ghost At St. Patrick’s Day
    Reviewed in the United States on March 15, 2013
    I love this book. I’m a child care provider and the children love reading Goopy’s adventures. This is a great book for children learning to read. I have done activities with my daycare and the book. Can’t wait to read more about Goopy Ghost.

  5. Little Ray Children’s Books

    Amazon Customer
    5.0 out of 5 stars My son loved this book!
    Reviewed in the United States on April 21, 2013
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    What a fun story! We enjoyed the art and as always Goopy Ghost made us laugh! My son struggles with reading. The rhyming makes reading easier for him. We will be buying all of Goopy Ghosts adventures!

  6. Little Ray Children’s Books

    5.0 out of 5 stars Hurray for St. Patrick’s Day
    Reviewed in the United States on April 21, 2013
    Who doesn’t love St. Paddy’s Day with the leprechauns, the shamrocks and of course, the infamous pot of gold?

    V.R. Duin has created quite an adventure for Goopy Ghost all around this theme of St. Patrick’s Day. The little Ghost discovers a locked-up leprechaun whose gold has been stolen by nasty robbers. Goopy comes to the rescue and for his valiant efforts gets three wishes granted to him.

    The art is very expressive, colourful and whimsical. It enriches the meaning of the storyline a great deal. The text is written in limerick style which kids just love. Goopy casts his wishes and even goes so far as to find work for the robbers. The book is very enjoyable and has a great moral compass to discuss with your kids. I am sure it will be a wonderful addition to your St. Patrick’s Day collection of books. A perfect book to read alone or to share out loud.

  7. Little Ray Children’s Books

    5.0 out of 5 stars Great St. Patrick’s Day Book!!
    Reviewed in the United States on November 7, 2013
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    “The Goopy Ghost at St. Patrick’s Day” completes my nephew’s collection of V. R. Duin books and what a grand story it is! Written entirely in Irish limerick verse, this author must truly have a magical pen to be able to create such an engaging, humorous, and culturally sound story; one that also has a very wise moral and plenty of adventure. This amazing rescue of a leprechaun and his pot of gold from thieves is sure to be read over and over, again. Highly recommended!

  8. Little Ray Children’s Books

    Michael T
    5.0 out of 5 stars A good time
    Reviewed in the United States on January 5, 2014
    There is always a good time to be had reading these whimsical stories of Goopy Ghost. In this encounter a couple of melon heads (and I don’t mean Goopy Ghost and Mushy Ghost) are after a leprechaun’s gold. Thanks to Goopy Ghost these seedy characters find better things to do. There is no shortage of shamrocks among these pages, and it makes me wish that there were more holidays for Goopy Ghost to explore. Thank you V.R. Duin for another great chapter in The Goopy Ghost Saga.

  9. Little Ray Children’s Books

    Todd J Guild
    5.0 out of 5 stars A cute St. Patrick’s Day story for Children
    Reviewed in the United States on January 18, 2014
    Finally, a neat story for the St. Patrick’s Day holiday. This author truly succeeds in bringing the Emerald Isle’s delightful leprechaun mystique and celebrated limerick verse to life. This story is perfect for children and adults. I cannot find any other author who has gone to the effort of using limerick verse to tell an entire story with such amazing results. Kudos to the author for this literary wonder.

  10. Little Ray Children’s Books

    5.0 out of 5 stars Irish Goopy
    Reviewed in the United States on November 24, 2014
    Goopy Ghost in limerick verse? Yes! The adventure has Goopy with melon heads and a leprechaun. Use of limerick is quite an accomplishment by the author. Thumbs up!

  11. Little Ray Children’s Books

    5.0 out of 5 stars This is a charming and unique story with a fun tip to leprechauns and kindness replacing greed
    Reviewed in the United States on May 28, 2015
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    This is a charming and unique story with a fun tip to leprechauns and kindness replacing greed. Good lessons. Cute pictures.

  12. Little Ray Children’s Books

    Dawn Menge
    4.0 out of 5 stars Luck of the Irish ?
    Reviewed in the United States on December 10, 2016
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    Another fun Goopy Ghost read. Goopy Ghost encounters a trapped Leprechaun who asks for his help. His adventures with the Leprechaun teaches a valuable lesson in the rewards of hard work.
    I recommend this book and the other Goopy Ghost stories in the series.
    I am looking forward to reading more Goopy Ghost adventures.

  13. Little Ray Children’s Books

    5.0 out of 5 stars Triumph of Good Over Evil
    Reviewed in the United States on June 24, 2021
    I always love books with good endings…and so do my kids. In this case, everything seemed dark until Goopy used his thinking cap to come up with an ingenious plan to save the day. A classic case of good triumphing over evil and a superb book for both young and old alike. The lesson: think out of the box and never give up, no matter how tough times may seem. Great lesson in life. Highly recommended.

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