Lucky’s Little Feather by Peggy van Gurp

Discover the story of a mouse and his lucky feather in Lucky’s Little  Feather.

When Lucky meets up with Lucy, he shares his story of his lucky feather and how it has kept him from harm since he found it. From the feather keeping him hidden from a hungry fox to how he avoided being clutched up in an eagle’s talons, Lucky shares his story with his friend. While Lucy hears only about the bad luck he’s had all day, Lucky thinks positively and shares how his special feather has saved him more than once.

I almost didn’t review this book, as I rarely read unsolicited requests. There are too many books I have requested for me to spend time wading through those sent without my prior approval. But the distributor also sent along two crinkle books that I was able to pass along to my newborn nephew, Harry, so I figured I owed the author and publisher something.  

Lucky’s Little Feather is an adorable story that teaches young readers about being happy and thinking positive. While Lucky’s friend tends to look at the bad side of things (like I probably would), he decides to focus on all the great things that happened as a result of him finding the feather. Peggy van Gurp also illustrated this delightful book. The book’s large size (10.3 x 9.9 x 0.5 inches) will make it stand out on the shelf, as will the lovely gold colors on the cover.

My one tiny nitpick is that on one page, the book changes tenses. This could be just a bad translation, as the book was originally published in Belgium and Holland.

I believe there might be some other confusion from the Dutch to English translation, because I am finding two versions of the cover art, one with the title of Little Lucky Feather and the book I received with the title of Lucky’s Little Feather.  Some websites (Amazon and Barnes and Noble) have the first cover, and I didn’t find the book uploaded to the U.S. version of the publisher’s website–though it appears on the Belgium one. The marketing material I received with the book, also shows the first cover, though the text in the letter indicates the title of Lucky’s Little Feather. This might cause some confusion for readers looking to purchase the book.

As a Christian, I don’t much believe in luck–good or bad. Things happen for a reason. That aside, Lucky’s Little Feather is a fun book that kids will enjoy.

Rating:  🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • Publisher: Clavis Publishing
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 160537086X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1605370866
  • SRP:  $15.95

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