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"Lucky" Paperback – November 5, 2011
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Colors are really pretty and character design is interesting. Illustrations have a style of their own that effectively complements the story.
I recommend Lucky and my little girl too. She loves to browse the illustrations and listening to the story.
This is a very great story. Right from the start you fall in love with, Lucky, he indeeds captures your heart. You will giggle as you see him learn to fetch, roll over and beg. The illustrations are great and really bring the little fellow to life, they captures the closeness between Lucky and his friend. Now when tragedy strikes and Lucky is hit by the car you do feel sad, but his master doesn't give up on him, or consider him useless, not in this story. Instead children will learn that if an obstacle confronts them in life, there may be ways to still come out a winner, with a little hard work and love. A very nice story with a great ending. Recommended.
A man, no name, who lives alone, decides one day that he is missing something. He realizes he is lonely and decides to buy a dog. He checks the ads and the pet stores until he finds the perfect dog. He names the dog Lucky. The man and Lucky have a nice life together. They walk nearly every day and the man teaches Lucky new tricks. One day Lucky darts out into the street and a car runs into him. The man takes Lucky to an animal hospital and the veterinarian thinks Lucky's right front leg needs amputated. The man's perfect pet now has only three legs, not four. The man tells Lucky he loves him the same as he always did and he re-teaches Lucky the tricks he no longer knew and continues their daily walks again. Lucky, through determination and the man's encouragement and love, does even better than before. They are so happy together it, almost seemed they could fly.
A lonely man buys a dog, becomes smitten. The dog is injured and disabled. Still smitten, the man re-trains his dog, who recovers, and together they resume their normal life. That is the story.Read more ›
Dahlia Bookworm's Thoughts: I like the pictures because they are funny. For example, the sun has an arm and waves to the man. I like how the dog learned lots of tricks and how he could still do them after his accident. I like how the puppy made the best of losing his leg. It was easy for me to read and I would recommend it to kids younger than me.
Mommy Bookworm's Thoughts: I enjoyed the book. The illustrations are very colorful and have some funny details if you pay attention. For instance, the vet's scrubs have "Cool Dog Doc" written on the pocket and the pet store is shaped like a dog. It is a sweet story about a dog who overcomes the challenge of losing a leg. It's neat that the owner doesn't just give up after the accident and continues helping the dog and they keep having a great fulfilling life together. When I looked at different sites, they didn't say what age group the book is geared for. I classified it as 3-8 because I think that younger children would enjoy the pictures even though they wouldn't be able to read the book yet. I think it is a book that can help children know it's okay to be different and that you don't have to give up when bad things happen.
Lucky is about a man living in the big city who felt something was missing in his life and decided to buy a dog, finding one perfect for him at a pet shop. The man named the dog "Lucky," trained him, and considered him to be his best friend. One day Lucky breaks away, runs into the street, and gets hit by a car. Although the veterinarian is able to save him, Lucky loses a leg. "So the man took him home. He told him: `I love you just as much as ever.'" Lucky relearned his old tricks, doing them even better, and he and the man continued to be best friends and play in the park.
In addition to its disabilities theme, Lucky teaches children about animal hospitals and veterinarians. Despite Lucky's tragic accident, the story is positive and enjoyable for kids (recommended for children up to age seven). Encouraging for those who feel "different," for whatever reason, it also reminds kids that those who seem different may be just like everyone else.
As much as I like Lucky, I have one complaint. Lucky was bought at a pet store. With the millions of animals languishing (and being "euthanized") in pet shelters, it is disappointing that Lucky was not a rescue dog. Lucky promotes buying a pet at a pet shop to children, despite the fact that most pet shop animals come from puppy mills and are often in very poor health. Certainly this was not the author's intent, but the message "You can get a great dog like Lucky at a pet shop" is there.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My grandchildren made me read it to them over and over.v they love it. Need more entertaining books like it.Published on May 10, 2013 by Sharlot Tietjen
I got this for my 5yo, who is obsessed with dogs. She really enjoyed the story and illustrations. This will be reread many, many times.Published on April 11, 2013 by Andrea T
Lucky is about a lonely man who befriends a dog and names him Lucky. They have lots of fun together until tragedy strikes and Lucky loses a leg. Read morePublished on April 9, 2013 by Ms. Charmin
My kids really enjoy this book, it teaches that you can overcome adversity and still enjoy life. The artwork could be better but the kids still enjoyed it.Published on April 7, 2013 by Truffle
Craig Inglis' "Lucky" is deceptive. At first it seems like your typical children's book, a story about a man and his dog. Read morePublished on January 8, 2013 by Jordan R. Young
This book really strikes a chord with me and probably with everyone. The tender love between a human and an animal is portrayed lightly and with an upbeat manner both through the... Read morePublished on April 26, 2012 by Kitty Holloway
The story starts off with a man waking up. From the picture we see him smiling from his bed and waving to the sun, who waves back. Read morePublished on February 24, 2012 by Sandra K. Stiles