Lora Rozler invites readers on a journey around the world to explore life's simplest, yet often overlooked treasures. Pages come alive with a series of evocative, gratitude-filled messages, accompanied by Thank-yous translated into various languages, emphasizing global diversity. Each gracefully written one line description is exquisitely illustrated by Jan Dolby.
Danke, thank you, xie xie, etc. to everyone else involved with the book!
is an elementary school teacher who fell in love with writing early on in life. Today, she is building her career as a successful writer of children's books and poems. Her first picture book, Words, has captivated readers with its universal message about the power of words. When Lora is not teaching or working on her next publication, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Lora lives in Toronto, Ontario. You can visit her at lorarozler.com.
Jan is a freelance illustrator. She creates her illustrations using acrylic paint, watercolour, graphite or marker mixed with the addition of Photoshop and Illustrator. Jan was born in St. John's Newfoundland and raised in Ontario. She studied Fine Art and Business at The University of Guelph.
"Lucky Me shares 36 celebrations, each exquisitely illustrated by the distinctively joyous artwork of Jan Dolby. Lucky Me is an ideal and unreservedly recommended addition to family, daycare center, preschool, elementary school, and community library picture book collections for children ages 4 to 8."
— Midwest Book Review
"The theme of Lucky Me is uplifting and reminds us to thank our lucky stars for all of the good things that this world has to offer. . . Jan Dolby's bright and animated illustrations are created in watercolour and pencil. The young character and her friends are represented with cheerful colours, humour, ethnic diversity and overflowing imagination.
— CM Magazine
Rating: G - Good, even great at times, generally useful!
— Resource Links
"Jan Dolby illustrates each page in watercolour hues, conjuring a cast of diverse children intent on the activities of each new day. She splashes colour across the page, creating a celebratory atmosphere dotted with quiet moments of wonder. . . Learning how to say thank you in 32 different languages is likely to open up a world of questions — get ready to appreciate the curiosity of small children!"
— Booknews Magazine
"Lucky Me is a most interesting book. . . Young readers will give thanks for the opportunity to read a book that shows worldwide meaning of offering thanks.
RATING: 4 BOOKMARKS"
— Shelf Life Reviews