When a young girl gets a duck key chain from her grandmother, good things start to happen: she draws a perfect heart in art, her monther gives her a treat to eat, and she gets the best part in the school play. The day of the performance her duck is missing, she worries that she will not be able to go on without it. Her teacher reminds her she will be fine, she knows all her lines. The play is a hit and she realizes that she can be successful on her own! A reminder to kids that doing their best is the way to make their own “luck.” Includes a note to parents with tips on how to encourage reading and on how to help your child learn to read. Also included is a list of words to "point and read" to help young readers learn new words.
Dana Regan grew up in a small village in northern Wisconsin. It was very cold and snowy, so she migrated south to St. Louis to get her BFA in Illustration from Washington University. It was very hot, so she traveled west to Kansas City and made greeting cards. It was a very big company, so she set up a small studio in her home to freelance and illustrate children’s books. It was just right. She is living happily ever after. But she misses the cold and snow. Dana has written 10 books and illustrated more than 85 books for children.