Lucky Tucker

Lucky Tucker

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by Leslie McGuirk
     
 

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Lucky dog! Life is a romp in the park after Tucker rolls in clover in this gleeful new tale about a charmingly expressive pup.

When Tucker the terrier wakes up on Saint Patrick’s Day, he gets off on the wrong paw. Nothing is going his way until he rolls in a bed of clover — a bed of four-leaf clovers, that is, which just happens to belong to a

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Lucky dog! Life is a romp in the park after Tucker rolls in clover in this gleeful new tale about a charmingly expressive pup.

When Tucker the terrier wakes up on Saint Patrick’s Day, he gets off on the wrong paw. Nothing is going his way until he rolls in a bed of clover — a bed of four-leaf clovers, that is, which just happens to belong to a leprechaun! Lucky Tucker! From snatching a falling scoop of ice cream to wrestling with his best friends to getting a whole box of new toys, Tucker is now the luckiest dog around!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Meagan Albright
Librarians tend to be fans of books that encourage pre-literacy or literacy skills and offer suggestions for getting children ready to read. The inside cover of this book contains a special note to parents and teachers that offers suggestions for "giving the children in your live a lasting love of reading." These suggestions include excellent ideas, such as visiting the library regularly and reading to your child every day. There is a surprising lack of repetition in a book intended for toddlers. While repetition is not a mandatory aspect of books for young readers, repeating words is a very effective method of encouraging literacy in a fun and potentially playful manner. Also, the print is small and that, along with the font choice, makes it difficult to share with an audience. Many of the pictures are also very small, so this book would definitely not make a good read aloud. The plot is engaging and the pictures, though tiny, are simple and clear, so this book would be best for one-on-one reading. This book is recommended for purchase for public libraries and school media centers that need to build their Holiday / St. Patrick's Day collection. Reviewer: Meagan Albright
School Library Journal

PreS- Tucker adds a St. Patrick's Day story to his previous Christmas and Halloween adventures. At first, March 17 isn't so lucky for the perky white pooch who must endure a walk in the rain-BEFORE breakfast-and a black cat hisses at him. So he decides to roll in a bed of four-leaf clovers to change his fortune. A leprechaun who is watching works his magic, and Tucker finds himself the happy recipient of a falling scoop of ice cream, homemade dog biscuits, and a box of dog toys. And best of all-no bath tonight! This story doesn't have much of a plot, but it's hard not to like this cheerful pup who is determined to have a good day. Simple, bright pictures illustrate the canine's playful activities and will appeal to young children. Introduce fans of Clifford the Big Red Dog to this little charmer.-Martha Simpson, Stratford Library Association, CT

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Children's Literature - Kristen Klotz
Join Tucker, an adorable white dog, on his Saint Patrick’s Day adventures. Tucker is not having any luck. Tucker was forced to take a walk in the rain, lost his toy under the couch, and a black cat hissed at him. Tucker then had a brilliant idea. Since it was Saint Patrick’s Day he thought it would give him luck to roll in a bed of clover. A tiny leprechaun watched as Tucker rolled and deemed him the luckiest dog around. Tucker’s luck instantly changed. Tucker caught ice cream in his mouth, played with other dog friends, was given dog biscuits, and received a package of toys from the leprechaun. Tucker felt so lucky and could not wait until next Saint Patrick’s Day! This fun tale of a dog’s lucky day will entice young children and evoke excitement about this lucky holiday. The cartoonlike and colorful illustrations dominate the page. Reading this book would be a fun way to introduce children to the traditions of Saint Patrick’s Day. Reviewer: Kristen Klotz; Ages 2 to 5.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763633899
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
02/12/2008
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
285,447
Product dimensions:
5.78(w) x 7.86(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Leslie McGuirk has written and illustrated several picture books, including TUCKER'S SPOOKY HALLOWEEN; HO, HO, HO, TUCKER!; and SNAIL BOY. She is well known in Japan, where her artwork appears on everything from T-shirts to teapots to toilet-seat covers. Leslie McGuirk lives in Vero Beach, Florida.

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Lucky Tucker 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Though Tucker the dog starts his day unlucky he has many adventures that change that. This is a very cute story and was loved by the children it was read to. Though they received it after St. Patrick's day they read it over and over. This will be pulled out next year for some fun St. Patrick's day reading.
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