As the back cover says, Lucky is the story of a dog that bounces back from some bad luck. The book is meant to show children that they can overcome the most challenging problems.
The story is brief and written on a child’s level. The illustrations by Richard Kinsey are colorful and sure to capture the attention of children.
Craig Inglis has written a children’s story that is not your typical happy-all-the-way-through book. The few pages that describe Lucky’s “bad luck” surprised me. As a couple of my grown children read through the book, I noticed the look on their faces change when they got to these pages.
I feel this book would be best suited for a child that is facing a situation where somebody they know (pet or human) is going through some difficult situation. This is not a book I would keep on my grandchildren’s bookshelf, but would possibly use in a counseling session with a child.
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