Synopsis: Lucky Cat is a heartwarming story about an immigrant family in America, and a new friend their daughter June makes as they prepare to open their restaurant.
June’s family have a new home in America. There’s plenty to do before their restaurant opens, but Mama is excited when she finds the previous owners have left a Lucky Cat! It’s meant to bring good luck to their ventures, and June is even more excited the next evening when she finds that the statue can come to life.
But unfortunately, Lucky Cat doesn’t seem that lucky. She has the best intentions but she knocks over the vinegar bottle, rips holes in people’s clothing and sneezes on all the customers. Luckily, June learns that real luck is earned through hard work and perseverance as the family embark on a new venture, close to their hearts.
This beautiful book, authored by the hosts of the hugely popular AsianBossGirl podcast and packed with lively, characterful illustrations from the exceptionally talented Eunice Chen tells a funny and uplifting tale of family love and fitting in in a new country.
Release Date: 6th September 2022
Genres: Picture Book, Family, Asian Culture, Asian American Immigrants, Cooking, New Life, Animals, Diversity.
Thank you so much to Quarto Kids/ Frances Lincoln and Netgalley for the ebook to read and review.
Review: June and her parents have moved for a new life, they bought a building and plan on making it their new business. When Lucky Cat becomes real June thinks the luck will soon come but business after business doesn’t work out and she loses hope. Then June finds the solution for what business they should be doing.
This was really adorable, they just wanted to have a wonderful new life and find a job that suited them all as a family. I loved that the parents never once got discouraged and just kept trying. June was so cute trying to help with everything but it didn’t always work out right.
This was visually beautiful the illustrations were amazing and I adored looking at them all, the images themselves could have told the story. I really enjoyed this book, it was really sweet, shared a story of an Asian immigrant family just trying to do their best, it showed not to give up when things are hard or don’t work out. It had lots of really sweet messages and it was also just a really sweet and easy read.