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My Lucky Day

4.29 of 5 stars 4.29  ·  rating details  ·  2,325 ratings  ·  221 reviews
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 it?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 . . . fr ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published September 8th 2005 by Puffin Books (first published January 1st 2003)
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Jolene Aho
“My Lucky Day” is about a pig who knocks on the door of a fox. The fox thinks it is his lucky day and prepares to cook the pig. The pig tricks the fox into giving him a bath, cooking him dinner, and giving him a massage by saying it will make him a tastier meal. In the end, the fox collapses from exhaustion. The pig skips home thinking about his lucky day and planning which animal to visit next.
This is a picture book because every page has an illustration and a small amount of text. It is also
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Roger DeBlanck
Kasza creates playful conflict and suspense in this rambunctious picture book catered best for early elementary grades. The pig in the story has a plan. He visits a fox, and through a series of very cleverly crafted dialogue exchanges, he manipulates the fox into doing all sorts of hilarious things before the fox falls asleep and the pig takes off with the fox’s treats. The writing is very strong—especially the sharp, witty dialogue. The book produces great humor and a building climax. The resol ...more
Kara Roberts
"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 it?

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.

In a funny trickster tale of her own, Kasza keeps readers guessing until the surprise ending when they'll realize it w
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Samantha
A pig fools a hungry fox into bathing, feeding, and massaging him. The poor fox works himself into exhaustion in preparation for a tasty feast, but falls down dead asleep before he can enjoy his hard-earned "dinner."

Good read aloud for PreK-2.
Naomi
An adorable story about a piglet with an agenda. I loved the nice little twist at the end.
Elizabeth
My Lucky Day by Keiko Kasza is an extremely cute and well-written book for children in preschool to about 8 years old. It centers around a piglet going to a fox's house, and "outfoxing the fox" from eating him. The illustrations and story line are very hard to choose between for my favorite part of this book. The illustrations show a great amount of work that can be seen in the textures in the drawing, such as the fox's fur, and the expressions the pig and fox have throughout the story. The stor ...more
Lisa Vegan
I read this because I adore this author’s book: The Dog Who Cried Wolf, and I also just read A Mother for Choco and really enjoyed that, although it’s not in the same league (for me) of The Dog Who Cried Wolf.

I also liked this book, and it was kind of funny, but I could see some kids finding it very scary too. The story is rather clever I suppose, and it is reminiscent of some traditional fairy tales, but it’s not a book I am wild about.
Megan McKenny
Personal reaction: I thought this story was super cute! Besides the adorable illustrations, the story is simple yet thoughtful. While only two characters are in the story, the lessons are great in which children of all ages will enjoy.

Purpose(s): Read aloud for enrichment/enjoyment to kindergarten and/or first grade students. The theme of the story is to think outside of the box and that the easiest way out of a situation may not be the only choice. The sentence structure in this book is a good
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Carol Royce Owen
Kids love this book. The illustrations, especially the innocent look on the pig and the frustrated face of the fox are a hoot, and they love the slyness of the pig (such a switch from the usual slyness of the fox).
Laura
I noticed this picture book while out garage sale-ing the other day. It stood out because it had the “Dolly Parton’s Imaginative Library” emblem on it, but also because of the cover illustration. An angry fox and a dancing pig. What’s this all about?

I started flipping through the pages. When I saw the picture of the little piglet in a pot, being shoved into an oven, with a stalk of celery in his mouth, I thought, Gracious. How depressing. Why would any kid want to have this read aloud to him? Th
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Kayla Motok
My lucky day was a fun, and interesting book to read. It was simple, yet not like a normal, big bad fox eats the pig, sort of tale. I think it would be a great book to read to a group of children, and allow them to give their ideas about whats going to happen to the piglet. The story allows kids to toy around with their imagination and ask questions. The illustrations in the book were adorable, and gave great facial expressions on the animals. I loved the ending of the book because it was a twis ...more
Romelle
This is an older book published in 2003. I just picked it up spontaneously because of its cover- a wolf and pig looking lovingly at each other. Of course, the wolf has a suspicious look on his face. Well, I was not disappointed. Wolf was preparing to hunt for his dinner until his door knocked. What do you know, a pig standing at his doorstep. It is, indeed, his lucky day.

What I love about this book is the quick wit of the pig who outsmarts the wolf and escapes. What is hilarious about it is Pig
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Rachel Perry
Age Range - Nursery through Primary
This book is a good read aloud book, but can also be a great beginner's reader book.

Summary - My Lucky Day is a great book about a really smart piglet. The piglet outsmarts the fox who is trying to eat him for dinner. He asks the fox to give him a bath, so the fox should not eat a dirty piglet. He convinces the fox to fatten him up, because he is a small piglet. Finally he persuades the fox to give him a massage, so that the fox should not eat tough meat. Afte
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Ramanda Flannery
This book is kind of a spin from many old folk tales. It is about a little pig who mistakenly knocks on the door of a hungry wolf looking for rabbit. The wolf is getting ready to cook the pig and the pig says I'm really dirty don't you think you should clean me up. The wolf agrees and gives him a bath. Then the pig says i'm really thin don't you think you should fatten me up. The wolf agrees and cooks him dinner. Then the pig says i'm very tuff, don't you think you should massage me and make me ...more
Amy
One day, as the hungry fox was preparing for dinner there was a knock at his door. “Rabbit, are you there?” asked Pig. When Fox opened the door, Pig screamed, “Oh, no!” “Oh, yes!” cried the Fox. “You’ve come to the right place.” Fox drug Pig in the house. “This must be my lucky day!” the fox shouted. Fox started to shove Pig in the roasting pan but Pig had an idea. “I am a pig, you know. I’m filthy. Shouldn’t you wash me first?” Pig said. Fox began to collect twigs, make a fire, and carry in the ...more
Kim Bickes
My Lucky Day is a story about a pig that decides to visit a fox. The fox thinks that he is actually lucky that his dinner shows up at his door and that he didn't even have to go and look for his dinner. Instead the pig outsmarts the fox and ends up tiring him out by preparing the pig for dinner. In the end the pig walks off with the dinner that the fox cooks. Not only do I like this point of view of the story but I love how the story ends. The story ends by the little pig picking another charact ...more
PurplyCookie
Nov 21, 2009 PurplyCookie rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to PurplyCookie by: Vivian Balba
"Just a thought Mr. Fox..."

Kasza gives us a marvelous story that will remain a classic from here on in. She gives us rising and falling action, a protagonist who belies his seeming innocence at the start of the tale, plenty of spoonfuls of humor, and a twist ending that no one sees coming. I read this book aloud to a group of third-graders to my grade 7 students and they all adored it. Everyone does, it seems.

Set against white backgrounds, the lively illustrations enhance the humorous and witty
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Danielle Witter
Good book. The pig was really smart, and knew how to get what he wanted.

Summary: When a delicious-looking pig knocks on Mr. Fox’s door by mistake, the fox is sure it was his lucky day. He says it’s not everyday that your dinner just shows up at your doorstep. But the piglet quickly outsmarts the fox by stating that he is very dirty and he needs a bath. So the fox gives him a bath. Just as the fox is about to put him in the oven the piglet points out that he is very skinny and tough. So the fox f
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Caitlin

When a scrumptious piglet shows up on the Foxes doorstep, the Fox thinks it’s his lucky day. He takes the piglet inside and prepares to cook him but, the piglet has other ideas…he uses his wits to outsmart the fox into completing different tasks that would “make the piglet taste better” when really all of the ideas are benefitting the piglet the entire time. The story takes a hilarious turn in whose lucky day it really is, I won’t spoil it by telling you how though.
Definitely a story for younge
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Suedlana Askharia
I really enjoyed reading My Lucky Day by Keiko Kasza. It was well written and was told in a way that has readers curious as to what happens next as well as being quite funny. This story is about a clever piglet and a very hungry fox. Throughout the story the fox tries to eat the piglet but somehow the piglet manages to outsmart the fox each time he tries. I thought the illustrations were eye-catching and really colorful. This book will definitely appeal to children k-3rd grade because it has a ...more
Brandy
I ran across this one in my library's book sale. It's super cute and deceiving - the first time you read it, at least. My son (5) thought it was great how it all went down. My daughter (nearly 3), wasn't so sure - she found the fox to be scary. However, with the second (and third, fourth, fifth, etc) reading she began to really enjoy it.
Renee
Summary: A pig mistakenly knocks at the door of a fox. The fox smiles, thinking it is his lucky day. Grabbing the pig for a nice meal, the fox preps him for the oven. Hoever, the pig interrupts three times say he is dirty and needs a bath, is skinny and needs a meal, and is tough and needs a massage so he will be a delicious pig to eat. The fox gives in so he can have a clean, plump, and tender meal. While giving the massage, the fox falls asleep. The pig runs away, it being his lucky day to get ...more
Kris
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Kcs Lms
This book is great for teaching point-of-view, character, and tone. It's also a good choice if you are exploring fractured fairytales or books that have characters behaving outside their literary stereotypes, While it is not a fracture fairytale, per se, it is a new take on the old fox-gets-pig tradition.
Felicity The Magnificent
In this book a fox was preparing for his dinner when he heard a knock off a door. The fox opened the door and there was a pig. The fox said it was his lucky day. The pig said that the fox had to give him a bath first because he was filthy. Then the fox put the pig into the pan and put salt and pepper on him. But then the pig said that he had to fatten him up to get more meat. Then the pig said that he had to massage him. Then the piglet looked behind the couch and the fox passed out. Then the pi ...more
Katie Seckinger
A little piglet shows up at a hungry fox's door one day. The piglet was looking for rabbit, but instead the fox opened the door. The fox was just about to cook the piglet when the piglet said he should be cleaned first, fattened up, and tendered up. All of these deceptions made the fox give the piglet a bath, a nice meal, and a massage. By the end of the day, the fox was exhausted and didn't cook the piglet. The piglet went home, saying it was his lucky day, and decided who to visit next. This w ...more
Yolanda
I thought this book was cleverly written with great ilustrations, and a good touch of humor. I truely did enjoy it and so did my almost two-year old daughter. This would be an excellent book to read aloud with younger students because it allows them to practice making predictions and also teaches them about giving compliments to others. The book's ending would also serve as a great writing activity where students could write their own story of what they feel is going to happen once the bear lets ...more
Charlie McCrary
This was a cute short story that I could definitely see myself reading to younger children and trying to have them guess what will happen in the end of the story.
Ange
One of our favorite read-alouds. I have been reading it multiple times a day for YEARS! Such a sweet and surprising little tale of a fox and a piglet.
Joe
Fun children's story, especially to read aloud with kids familiar with traditional animal stories. I also suggest Arnold Lobel's Stone Soup.
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