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Book Review/Giveaway: Diamond’s Lucky Penny. Ends Sept 16th

Diamond’s Lucky Penny by Saragine Francois and illustrated by Pritali Joharapurkar

About the Book: Have you ever found a lucky penny and thought your day would be fortunate? In this short story, when Diamond wakes up and gets ready to go to school, he discovers a golden penny on his bedroom floor. Series of accidental events happens in this story when Diamond realizes this was actually a lucky penny.

My Review: Meet Diamond a little boy who was never lucky. He was not only clumsy but he was always accidentally hurting himself. And because of his clumsiness he didn’t feel like going to school. Getting ready for bed he wished upon a star, his wish was not to be clumsy. The next day he stumbles upon a lucky penny and although he had minor accidents, at the end of the day, he discovered he didn’t injure himself. Was it due to his lucky shining penny?
I love that Diamond’s mother was very encouraging and never got upset with him when he accidentally spilled the milk on his head and messed up the carpet. Great book children will enjoy reading. The illustrations are bright with bold colors.
Pages: 28

FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.

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Giveaway Ends September 16th

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Winner is #13 – Teresa Y


August 29, 2012 - Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways


  1. I can relate to being clumsy. Hope I find a lucky penny too!

    Comment by Lisa Sheldon | August 29, 2012 | Reply

  2. hi now what theliitle boylike i ws that way in school and home when i younger i think my grandson will in joy the book i do review and then i put it on fb twtter and u tube and then on good read etc

    Comment by desitheblonde | August 29, 2012 | Reply

  3. What a sweet sounding story. We all like to feel luck some days. My boys would love this book. I think my Goddaughter would too.
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

    Comment by Melissa Bourn (@MelCamino5) | August 29, 2012 | Reply

  4. I am way bad accident prone. I’m one of those people that falls up stairs as well as down. Great that the mom in the book doesn’t get upset about his accidents. It’s so important for children to know that an accident is just that, an accident.
    Laceysvette at hotmail dot com

    Comment by Lacey | August 29, 2012 | Reply

  5. Really cool, and this story gives me an idea of placing a penny to be “found” for my son. He has autism and we can use the lucky penny idea to help him with some issues he has, to feel more confident or to deal with stressful situations easier….maybe

    Comment by Kelly Zauner | August 30, 2012 | Reply

  6. i would love to add this book to my lib.


    Comment by aproudmomof6 | August 30, 2012 | Reply

  7. I know my daughter will love this book ! My daughter always picks or finds something she thinks will bring her luck (especially for her spelling test!) What a cool name for (Diamond ) for a boy.

    Comment by melissa | August 30, 2012 | Reply

  8. I wish I was more like Diamond’s mother. After a while, my patience wears thin. lol. Hopefully this book can teach me too on the value of patience and not letting little mistakes ruin your day.

    Comment by Cherese Vines | August 30, 2012 | Reply

  9. I like that this book encourages kids by helping them see that you can make (or find) your own luck. Sounds good for my sometimes clumsy family and self.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

    Comment by domestic diva | August 30, 2012 | Reply

  10. Great story of patience and ‘luck’ that everyone could find hope in : ) Love the colors; bold colors in books is awesome!

    Comment by lisa | August 31, 2012 | Reply

  11. Sounds like a sweet story that my kids would enjoy for me to read to them. I have one clumsy, sweet girl who would especially like it.

    Comment by Amy W. | August 31, 2012 | Reply

  12. Cute story. NIce to find a book where the child is encouraged to make their own luck. I am lucky at winning a denture cleaner when I was in high school.

    Comment by Laurie | August 31, 2012 | Reply

  13. I wish I’d found a lucky penny or too when I was younger – my father used to tell me my middle name sure wasn’t “Grace”. This is a good way to introduce kids to “positive thinking”.

    tmyoung at rochester dot rr dot com

    Comment by Teresa Young | September 2, 2012 | Reply

  14. I grew up with the saying, “Find a penny, pick it up, all day long you’ll have good luck. Diamond must have had a mom like I did, full of unconditional love and acceptance. Sounds like Diamond just needed to believe in himself. I would love to have this book to read to my grandaughter Nellie. I am a retired elementary teacher. I love children’s books and am always looking for new ones that Nellie and I can share together. Thanks,
    Kathy Davis

    Comment by Kathy Davis | September 3, 2012 | Reply

  15. What acute storyline. I think it’s important to teach the lessons of life to our kids through books. I love the bright illustrations as well. Would love to win this. I have also had my share of being clumsy and will look for a penny myself. 🙂
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

    Comment by Carol L. | September 7, 2012 | Reply

  16. My daughters and I also talk about finding a penny is supposed to be lucky,

    Comment by Jeryl M. | September 10, 2012 | Reply

  17. I can relate to Diamond’s unluckiness. We all could use a little boost in our daily routines.

    Comment by likwan | September 16, 2012 | Reply

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