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My Lucky Day by Keiko Kasza

My Lucky Day makes us laugh, a friend gave us her copy when she moved away and we’ve read and enjoyed it countless times. Mr Fox thinks it’s his lucky day when a piglet knocks on his door but the piglet is smarter than Mr Fox realises…

The Story: Mr Fox wastes no time in inviting piglet in for dinner – pig roast is his favourite! Piglet stalls Mr Fox by persuading him to wash him, fatten him up and massage him so that he will taste especially good. The smart little piglet has a great time but it all becomes too much for Mr Fox…

This is such an amusing story and by the time we get to the end of the book we are left wondering whether the muddy piglet knocked on Mr Fox’s door by mistake or whether he knew exactly what he was doing. The first page shows Mr Fox contemplating dinner and when the piglet realises that he isn’t at Rabbit’s house (as he thought!) he does look rather worried. But either the piglet is a very quick thinker or he has a plan from the start, my daughter is still undecided! Keiko Kasza’s cover illustration showing the fox and the piglet gives the reader no clue as to who really has a ‘lucky day’ in the story!

The text is mainly dialogue between Mr Fox and the piglet and there is lots of humour in the illustrations. We love the way that the different positions of the characters’ eyeballs change their expressions so effectively and Mr Fox’s final expression really makes us laugh. I love the picture of piglet lying in the roasting pan surrounded by vegetables and the meal that Mr Fox cooks is a favourite with my daughter.

The final page of the book  is a teaser for another story (we won’t spoil it by telling you who is in the picture) but it provides a great stimulus for children to write their own adventure in the style of My Lucky Day.

This is a really fun story which keeps you turning the pages to see how it ends…

Age Range: 3 +

Author / Illustrator: Keiko Kasza

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12 responses to “My Lucky Day by Keiko Kasza”

  1. pragmaticmom avatar

    Sounds like a fun picture book! I love fractured fairy tales. Thanks for sharing at the Kid Lit Blog Hop.

    1. Catherine avatar

      Fractured fairy tales are great fun and there are so many wonderful ones to choose from now 🙂

  2. Yet Another Blogging Mummy!!! avatar

    Sounds a nice read. A twist on traditional fairy story #readwithme

    1. Catherine avatar

      It is a really fun twist on two different fairy stories 🙂

  3. Acorn Books avatar

    This sounds like a very funny book. A lovely review too, I can tell you and your daughter really enjoyed it #readwithme

    1. Catherine avatar

      It is a funny book – we love reading it 🙂

  4. Chantelle Hazelden avatar

    This sounds highly amusing, I think my eldest two would really enjoy the humour behind this. Thanks for sharing with #ReadWithMe

    1. Catherine avatar

      I love it when a picture book also includes humour that older children and parents can appreciate 🙂

  5. All about a Mummy avatar

    This sounds intriguing. I will have to pick it up for my daughter #readwithme

    1. Catherine avatar

      It’s a really fun read 🙂

  6. Xyra avatar

    Stopping in from the Kid Lit Blog Hop. Sounds like a very interesting story. Kind of an interesting twist on the three little pigs and perhaps a bit of Hansel & Gretel. I’ll have to take a look at it sometime. Thank you for the fun review.

    1. Catherine avatar

      Yes, there are similarities to the three little pigs and I guess that the fox is based on the gingerbread man character 🙂