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My lucky day

by Kasza, Keiko,

Format: Print Book 2003
Availability: Available at 16 Libraries 19 of 22 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Picture Books PB KASZA Keiko
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
 
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library - Forest Hills Picture Books E Kas
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Collection  Picture Books
 
Call Number  E Kas
 
 
CLP - Beechview Children's Picture Books j Fic Kasza,
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CLP - Brookline Children's Picture Books j Fic Kasza,
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CLP - Homewood Children's Picture Books j Fic Kasza,
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Picture Books j FICTION Kasza
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Picture Books j FICTION Kasza
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Collection  Children's Picture Books
 
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Picture Books j FICTION Kasza
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Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale Easy Readers wire rac J E Kas
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Picture Book E KAS
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Dormont Public Library Animals ANIMALS KASZ
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Northland Public Library Children's Picture Books J PIC KASZA
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Pleasant Hills Public Library Picture Book Juv Pict Kas
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Pleasant Hills Public Library Picture Book Juv Pict Kas
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Collection  Picture Book
 
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Upper St. Clair Township Library Picture Books KASZA
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
 
Collection  Picture Books
 
Call Number  KASZA
 
 
Western Allegheny Community Library Picture Book JP PIC KASZA
Location  Western Allegheny Community Library
 
Collection  Picture Book
 
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Whitehall Public Library Picture Books PIC Kasza
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Wilkinsburg Public Library - Eastridge Picture Books E KAS WOODLAND CREATURES
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Professional Collection j Fic Kasza,
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Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Professional Collection
 
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Summary
An award-winning story time favorite with a hilarious twist at the end.

When a delicious-looking piglet knocks on Mr. Fox's door, 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!

But as the piglet is quick to point out, shouldn't the fox give him a bath first? And wouldn't it be best to fatten him up a little, and give him a massage so he'll make for a nice tender roast?

Preparing this feast is a lot of work, but the fox is sure it will be worth it. After all, it's his lucky day. Or is it?

In a funny trickster tale of her own, Kasza keeps readers guessing until the surprise ending when they'll realize it was piglet's lucky day all along.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "K-Gr. 2. A fox is saved the trouble of hunting for his dinner when a tasty-looking piglet arrives at his door. It's his lucky day--or so he thinks. Then, the wily piglet outfoxes the fox: Wouldn't the fox prefer a clean pig to roast? The fox gets busy heating bathwater. Next comes a spaghetti dinner to fatten Pig up, followed by a luxurious massage to make his meat more tender. The fox finally collapses in exhaustion, and the sated piglet scampers home to a warm fire, ready to plan his next lucky day. The discerning child will find the fox's reaction to his lost dinner depicted on the back cover. Reminiscent of her earlier Wolf's Chicken Stew (1987), this well-paced, delightful book plays on traditional story patterns, enhanced by Kasza's lively illustrations. Children will relate this tale to the humor of a child outwitting a grown-up. --Louise Brueggeman Copyright 2003 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Kasza (The Wolf's Chicken Stew) introduces another ravenous creature in this witty twist on a familiar theme. While sharpening his claws to hunt for his breakfast, a not-so-sly fox answers a knock on his door and finds a tasty-looking piglet. "This must be my lucky day!... How often does dinner come knocking on the door?" he exclaims, grabbing both the pig and a roasting pan. But when the quick-thinking, dirty piglet suggests that he would be a better meal if he were clean, the fox prepares him a soothing bath. When the piglet comments that he would provide more meat if he were fatter, the fox dons a chef's hat and serves up spaghetti and freshly baked cookies. And when, nestled in the roasting pan surrounded by vegetables and being placed in the oven, the piglet reflects that he would make a more tender roast if he had a massage, the fox complies. Exhausted from his exertions, the fox collapses on the floor, leaving the piglet to skip home-with the rest of the cookies-proclaiming, "This must be my lucky day." In a final funny flourish, the last page shows the pig relaxing in front of a fire, reading a directory of other predators (with the fox's name crossed out), wondering whom he will visit next. Kasza's gouache art is as buoyant and comical as her narrative, and she skillfully uses multiple vignettes to convey the fox's arduous preparations. The animals' facial expressions alone could carry this tale. Ages 4-8. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Pigs -- Fiction.
Foxes -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :G.P. Putnam's Sons,2003
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
ISBN 9780399238741 (hdbk.)
0399238743 (hdbk.)
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