Title: Lucky Me
Author: Lawrence Schimel
Illustrator: Juan Camilo Mayorga
Specs: HB, 229 x 229 mm square, 32 pp, colour
Publishing: 12 October 2023
Bruno’s friend Sanjay is lucky: he has his own room and a pet iguana. His brother Mateo is lucky too: he has a dog who helps him get around and he can read in the dark, even after their parents tell them to turn off the light.
Bruno doesn’t have his own room and he doesn’t have a pet … but maybe he is lucky for other reasons?
In this heart-warming story, Bruno discovers that everyone has different strengths, abilities, and reasons to feel grateful. Featuring a visually impaired character with a unique set of skills, the book invites young readers to embrace differences and celebrate what makes us unique.
This thoughtful book forms part of Oratia’s Five Oceans collection of international authors translated into English for readers Down Under.