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Lucky by Craig Inglis, Illustrated by Richard Kinsey

Saturday, December 24, 2011
Can  a terrier named Lucky bounce back from some bad luck? "Lucky",the illustrated children's book by Craig Inglis is a puppy tale any child will love-- and will also learn about overcoming even the most serious disability to find happiness again. With an easy-to-read story and beautiful illustrations by Richard Kinsey, this uplifting, enlightening picture book is targeted for chidren seven years or younger,but is certain to capture the heart of children of all ages. "Lucky" shares the tale of a man who feels like something is missing in his life. He decides to get a dog and names him Lucky. Together, the man and Lucky have a great life. The man teaches Lucky tricks, and they go for walks. All the fun stops when Lucky runs into some very bad luck. Gentle and playful, "Lucky" shows children that they can overcome even the most challenging of problems with the love of friends and with plenty of determination. Positive and joyful, this highly original,instructive book will spark animal lovers everywhere, and show children the power of positive thinking in difficult times,such as a life-chaning physical disability,through the triumphant sory of a lovable,plucky dog named Lucky.
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 Perseverance and effort create success. Young children need to learn the good produced by these virtues and story time reading of Lucky will help. Adopting Lucky, a terrier dog, from an animal shelter was one of the best decisions the main character of the story ever makes. Then, Lucky is struck by a car. Lucky must undergo an amputation surgery and loses a front leg. Will Lucky recover? Love is enough to overcome Lucky’s handicap. Life is still wonderful and Lucky’s master never stops loving his pet.   

    This children’s book is filled with good lessons. From the beginning, only loving acts and the products of effort are shown. One example of caring is Lucky’s master adopting Lucky. The goodness that comes from work is shown by Lucky and his master training and learning tricks. When tragedy occurs, Lucky does not cower or stop trying. After losing a limb, Lucky immediately begins relearning how to move and is soon able to perform all his previous tricks and a new one.  

    Simple language and friendly pictures indicate that this book is meant for a young audience. Children can best appreciate Lucky. Small readers from age’s three to seven will learn and love to read Lucky. The colorful illustrations and short sentences will keep a child’s interest and maybe encourage independent reading. Parents should read this book with their children and encourage them to be like Lucky and his master. This picture book deserves five out of five stars. An excellent message, good storyline, and interest-capturing pictures merit recognition.  

5 Stars

*Review by Kristin*

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