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My Lucky Day

4.29 of 5 stars 4.29  ·  rating details  ·  1,564 ratings  ·  182 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 (first published January 1st 2003)
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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...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.
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...more
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
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
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...more
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...more

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...more
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
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
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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
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
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.
Everybody Wins MN
Feb 21, 2014 Everybody Wins MN rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Grades 1,2, and selected 3rd graders.
Keiko Kasza books are fun to read, and students like discovering the humor. Grades 1,2, and selected 3rd graders.
Fox is starving. Just as he's preparing to head out to find some food he hears a knock on the door. Much to his surprise, it's a little lost pig. It's his lucky day. But after a long day of trying to get pig ready for a pig roast fox finds he's too exhausted to even eat.

This is one of my favorite children's books. My kids (4 & 6 years old) share my opinion. The illustrations are hilarious and fit perfectly with the story. The story is well written and captures the attention from the very be...more
Ruth Ann
Very cute fox book!

Hey, wait a minute - maybe this is a pig book....
Karen Witzler
Giggle-inducing story about a trickster-pig and his meeting with a hungry fox. Loved by ages 4-6.
When fox finds piglet at his door, he is certain it is his lucky day. Piglet quickly convinces fox though that he isn't quite ready for roasting. After a bath, a good meal, and a nice message - piglet should be ready to go, but fox falls down in exhaustion - caring for his supper was hard work! Piglet indeed had a lucky day - now he just needs to decide who to visit/outfox next.

A great read-aloud. Would work extremely well with felt or story-board to allow students the opportunity to re-tell. Wo...more
Melissa Urban
Themes: Folklore-Trickster Tale, Foxes, Pigs

Mr. Fox thinks it is his lucky day when Pig shows up at his front door. He quickly ushers him in and begins to prep him as his dinner meal. In an effort to save himself and outsmart Mr. Fox, Pig quickly comes up with ways Mr. Fox could improve his pig dinner. Mr. Fox works so hard that he tires himself out and Pig escapes his untimely death.

Uses in the classroom: I would use this as part of a unit on folklore and specifically trickster tales. Students...more
"...there shall be one more intelligent than they."

This fun little book about a lucky day seems like it's probably based off a fable. If not, it deserves to be its own fable. Kasza has this masterful way of presenting beautifully rendered tales that will be sure to leave a lasting impression on their readers. These books are not quite "early" or "late" picture books, they are right in the middle with a few well constructed sentences per page.

You should find a few great teachable themes in this...more
Sep 17, 2013 Hayley added it
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Piglet is a crafty devil in My Lucky Day, tricking the fox into giving him a bath, dinner, and a massage in order to avoid being eaten. The fox eventually passes out from exhaustion and hunger, and the piglet leaves, wondering which animal he'll mess with tomorrow. This story was read aloud in my practicum by the teacher as a message of perseverance on the part of both the piglet and the fox, but the ending makes it feel less like a story of cunning perseverance and more of just playing with fat...more
In essence, this is the same story as My Lucky Birthday, and it is remarkably clever. Now, this is the one that came first, but in my view My Lucky Birthday might have an edge over its predecessor as a more colorful variant, or maybe it's just because we read that one first. Either way, it's a good story!
Toree Howe
•This is story about a wolf who thinks it is his lucky day because a pig knocked at his door. The wolf ends up being the unlucky one while the pig tricks his way into being pampered by the wolf.
•This story put a smile on my face. It was fun to read and see what the pig was going to get away with next.
•I would use this book to talk about sequencing by having the students recap the story and what order things happened.
Students who are familiar with the Three Little Pigs will love this version.
I saw this book used as a writing lesson, so I purchased it. I am sure that it would be great for a writing lesson. It would inspire children to write a story like it. It is a fun read. The little pig knocks at the door of the fox and the fox is delighted that dinner has come to him instead of him trying to find dinner. The little pig outsmarts the sly fox and the story has quite a fun ending. You will enjoy reading this to little children, but it is older children and adults who will get the ir...more
Clairissa D
This children's book is an alteration to the original 3 little pigs narrative. In this story the pig shows up at the fox's house by mistake and quickly becomes the fox's meal. Once the pig is in he ask for different things that begins to make the Fox very tired. In the end the fox gets so tired that he falls asleep and the pig escapes and goes to someone else house looking for new relaxing treatment. This reading is good for demonstrating repetition and also introducing students to the parts of...more
A hungry fox declares, “This must be my lucky day” when a piglet literally comes knocking on his door. Little does the fox know that this piglet has arrived with an arsenal full of quick-wit and survival skills. This humorous and light-hearted tale makes children laugh as they witness the tiny piglet outsmarting the greedy fox. The piglet is even clever enough to earn himself a bath, massage and a delicious feast! It is not surprising that this much loved book won the Monarch Award in 2006.
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