Publishers Weekly - Publisher's WeeklyA cat with a cushy life gets the chance for real excitement when he befriends a mouse. Ages 5-8. (June)
School Library Journal - School Library JournalPreS-Gr 2 Lucky is a pampered but unloved house cat who longs for affection from his uncaring owner. The high point of his day is watching the Cat Lady who pets and loves the alley cats outside Lucky's apartment. When he meets Ezra, the first mouse he has ever seen, they become friends, and his days become more pleasant. Lucky's owner discovers the mouse and wants him killed, so Lucky and his only friend decide to run away. The Cat Lady then finds them huddled together in the alley, and knows that she has found a special pair of friends to adopt. The humorous pictures are executed mainly in pastel colored pencil. Instead of helping to interpret the text, they often make it more difficult to understand by offering too many frames per page, sometimes separated only by a thin white line. Neither the text nor the pictures succeed in developing a set of characters or a plot about which children will care. In spite of the title, this is not a lucky choice. Ellen Fader, Westport Public Library, Conn.
- Scholastic, Inc.
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- 8 Years
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It has probably been a good fifteen years since I last read this book, and to this day I remember its title and plot. Lucky's Choice was a favorite of mine when I was young and remains at the top of my list for children's books. The plot is actually quite memorable and moving. Do not be discouraged by the pictures. They may not be the most realistic of illustrations, but it is a children's book - one that leaves room for the imagination.