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My Lucky Day

4.30  ·  Rating Details  ·  2,803 Ratings  ·  250 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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Darcy Leech
I'd read this book to my son few times. The most recent read at bedtime, he asked me to read it again two additional times. At preschool they're looking for the sight word "my" and Eli took joy in finding the words he recognized. What Eli enjoyed most was the narrative voices of the characters. I would read with emphasis and he would repeat what I said. The repetitions in the voice of the pig and the fun playfulness and aggression of the Fox lead to an enjoyable read for a parent and child with ...more
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
Jul 16, 2015 Vin rated it it was amazing
One of mommy's faves!
Maria Rojas
Sep 20, 2015 Maria Rojas rated it it was amazing
Shelves: wow-books
This is one of my all time favorite books! In this smart and funny story by Keiko Kasza, Mr. Fox thinks it's his lucky day because dinner came knocking on his door! Little does he know that this Pig is a master in the craft of outsmarting! Pig convinces Mr. Fox to do a couple of things so that his dinner experience is delightful! Fox gives him a bath so when he eats him he will be clean, feeds him so that he's plump and juicy, massages him so that his meat is tender. At the end of the story we f ...more
Roger DeBlanck
Feb 01, 2012 Roger DeBlanck rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
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
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.
Apr 24, 2015 Naomi rated it really liked it
An adorable story about a piglet with an agenda. I loved the nice little twist at the end.
Hannah Givens
Jul 12, 2015 Hannah Givens rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-book
A clever take on the "outfoxing the fox" plot.
Aimee Martin
Mar 17, 2016 Aimee Martin rated it really liked it
My Lucky Day

My Lucky Day is about a little pig that ends up at a fox’s house by “mistake”. The fox think boy is it my lucky day and decides to take the little pig for dinner. The pig says that before the fox boils him, he should clean him. So the fox goes out and builds a fire and warms the water and gives the pig a bath. Then the pig tells the fox that before he eats him he should fatten him up because he was a little pig. After the pig was nice and fat the pig says that the fox should massage
Feb 16, 2015 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing
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.
Jul 17, 2015 Deborah rated it really liked it
A very clever pig in this story--one who keeps a writer's notebook. It is the notebook that lets us know who the story ends: we infer from what it says and the picture on the last page--but different readers may read it differently. So. . . teaching inference, teaching the value of a writer's notebook?
Megan McKenny
Feb 23, 2015 Megan McKenny rated it it was amazing
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
Carol Royce Owen
Feb 08, 2012 Carol Royce Owen rated it it was amazing
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).
Kandice Buck
Oct 15, 2015 Kandice Buck rated it it was amazing
Shelves: adventure
A little piglet knocked on Mr. Fox's door calling for a rabbit. Mr. Fox was very excited to have dinner come to his door and he was just about to cook the little piglet until.... the little piglet convinced Mr. Fox that he was very dirty and needed a bath before he was eaten. After the bath he was about to be cooked until little piglet convinced Mr. Fox to cook him a meal because he wasn't very fat. Little piglet then asks for a massage and Mr. Fox becomes so tired that he passes out from being ...more
Laura Verret
Jun 26, 2014 Laura Verret rated it it was amazing
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
Marie F
Feb 10, 2016 Marie F rated it really liked it
Shelves: mmd_2016
5/5 kid stars from my youngest 3 kids

A cute little story... My youngest daughter recommended it to me and read it aloud to me (with some assistance--this is probably better for reading to a kindergartener than being read by a kindergartener, but she was determined to try) with the most enthusiasm she's ever used while reading aloud. Her smirk as she read the title and all her glee as she concocted different voices for the characters' dialogue... It was everything you could hope for in terms of c
Sara Rhudy
Nov 29, 2015 Sara Rhudy rated it it was amazing
As a reader, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is quite funny because of a trick the pig plays on the fox. The fox thoought it was his lucky day at first but the book may say different. It was interesting to see how this happens and whos lucky day it ends up becoming.

As a teacher, I would read this in my classroom. It teaches the students not to always read a book by its cover and also not to be decieved by something from the way it looks. It also shows how a situation can turn out different fr
Mar 09, 2016 An rated it did not like it
When I first finished reading the book, as I always do I read the book again. I then realised how strange this book is. The book is about a trickster pig enslaving a fox for a day because of the fox's own stupidity. I now feel bad for this fox because he was about to have a meal when suddenly you are panting on the floor with the possibility of dying of exhaustion. I also see that the pig is going to do this on a regular basis so he can get free food on a regular basis without much work. This bo ...more
Kayla Motok
Aug 31, 2014 Kayla Motok rated it it was amazing
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
May 18, 2014 Romelle rated it it was amazing
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
Rachel Perry
Sep 11, 2011 Rachel Perry rated it it was amazing
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
Ramanda Flannery
Nov 30, 2011 Ramanda Flannery rated it it was amazing
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
Dec 06, 2012 Amy rated it really liked it
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
Mar 11, 2012 Kim Bickes rated it it was amazing
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
Nov 21, 2009 PurplyCookie rated it it was amazing
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
Danielle Witter
Dec 06, 2012 Danielle Witter rated it really liked it
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
Oct 25, 2012 Caitlin rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reading-4050

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
Renate Robey
This book is for slightly older children who can enjoy a longer story. For younger readers, I would edit it a bit. This is a funny story about a piglet who shows up on Mr. Fox's doorstep. Mr. Fox thinks he's the luckiest fox in the world but the pig ends being a very clever pig and outwits him. This story would be a great one to use with a flannel board, and to help children recount the beginning, middle and end.
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