My Lucky Day

  • Title: My Lucky Day
  • Author: Keiko Kasza
  • Illustrator: Keiko Kasza
  • Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, a division of Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Publication year: 2003
  • Brief Summary: From Penguin Random House-“When a delicious-looking piglet knocks on Mr. Fox’s door “accidentally,” the fox can hardly believe his good luck. It’s not every day that dinner just shows up on your doorstep. It must be his lucky day! Or is? Before Mr. Fox can say grace, the piglet has manipulated him into giving him a fabulously tasty meal, the full spa treatment (with bath and massage), and . . . freedom.”
  • Ideas for using this book in classroom or library – Much as I said in I Want My Hat Back, an ironic tale such as this one is useful for a child to learn different aspects of humor.
  • Whatever additional notes you’d like to add about this book and why you liked or didn’t like it.– I don’t know that I particularly thought that Kasza’s illustrations were breathtaking. However, the soft colored illustrations rendered in gouache paint make even the most terrifying scenes in this book (such as the fox putting the nicely prepared pig nearly in the oven) light-hearted and even comedic.

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