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Great lesson about rewarding those who steal from you
on March 14, 2014
I just read this book to a group of kindergarteners and was really surprised by the theme of the book. Spoiler alert: here comes the exciting plot. A rabbit curates a pot of Shamrocks for St Paddy's Day. A goat steals the pot. When rabbit sees the pot in goat's house, he is so thankful that goat gives him the Shamrocks and keeps the pot, which he wants to wear as a hat. When the goat lies about taking the pot, all the kids in my reading groups said, "No, he stole the pot of Shamrocks!" They understood that goat was a liar and a thief. There are so many books about sharing out there, this one is a lemon. Skip this book unless you're trying to teach young children the importance of sharing with those who lie to your face and steal from you.