Lucky by David Mackintosh

The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. When Mum says that they are having a surprise that night at dinner, the two boys try to guess what it is. They come up with many ideas, including a trip to Hawaii, but when it comes to dinnertime, the surprise is something completely different. Lucky shows a strong relationship between the brothers, and its funny text is accompanied by unusual and stylish illustrations. (Ages 3–6)
~ Andrea Rayner


Lucky by David Mackintosh

We're having a surprise at dinner tonight...but what could it BE? A joyful slice of family life all about what it really means to be lucky. When Mum announces that we're having a surprise at dinner tonight, my brother Leo and I can't help but wonder...What could it BE? Mum says we'll have to wait and see, but Leo and I have some ideas of our own...The award-winning creator of the Roald Dahl shortlisted Marchall Armstrong is New to Our School delivers a tasty and touching slice of family life, in a story all about the benefits of brothers, and what it really means to be lucky...


PRAISE FOR THE FRANK SHOW: The story delivers a positive message with subversive wit and charm - The Irish Times A quirky book that bridges the age gap - Junior Magazine Mackintosh's anarchic illustrations are hilarious but there's a serious point about how much the older generation has to offer children, including loads of fun. - The Herald Praise for MARSHALL ARMSTRONG IS NEW TO OUR SCHOOL: Utterly unpredictable from one page to the next, this is a seriously funny book. The Independent On Sunday I think this book is fantastic because I can read it myself and I love the pictures and the way it looks. The story is really, really good and fantastic because it's strange and weird. Child's review on the Guardian's children's book site.

About the Author

David Mackintosh was born in Belfast and grew up in Australia. He is a graphic designer, art director and illustrator. His innovative book designs have won him numerous awards in Britain and internationally, and has collaborated with some of the most celebrated names in children's publishing. David lives in London, draws a lot, has a bicycle and built a plastic model of a lunar module while creating this book.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Publication date

29th January 2015



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