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Lucky by Craig Inglis
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Jan 12, 12

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Read in January, 2012

Wonderfully heartwarming and compassionate tale teaches children to see beyond imperfections.

The irony of the name of the dog in this story and what happens to "Lucky," first and foremost teaches children that bad things can happen to anyone. How can a dog with the name "Lucky" have this happen to him? With its colorful and simple illustrations I find this book is a good teaching tool in helping children learn that luck is really just a myth and accidents are a product of actions, whether those actions be good or bad. It also helps children look past those with disabilities and not treat them differently because of that disability, whether it be an animal or a human. Setting an early foundation against discrimination and discernment during toddler and preschool years is the best gift a parent or caregiver can give a child. "Lucky" can help teach youngsters how to love unconditionally and also how to be a compassionate pet owner. "Lucky" can also help parents or caregivers teach these lessons before a child may come across a situation where the child is in the presence of a disabled person for the first time, which often leads children to stare or even point at a disabled person, making for an awkward and uncomfortable situation. "Lucky is one of those book that will end up with bent corners and crumpled pages as children will ask parents or caregivers to read it over again and again.
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