Since it is the season to be jolly, let us dig into reviewing a book that is all about being happy.
Positive thinking, emotional reactions and in general, seeking joy is what this book is about. A rat named Lucky has been sent on a mission to the African Bush in order to find out what makes animals happy. Lucky has to report back to the King, which happens to be a Lion.
This is not a self-help book, however; it does contain many things that you can learn from within a funny- cheeky story. You are definitely guaranteed a fun and fulfilled ride. I personally enjoy books that portray fundamental learning’s within a story, and this book carried the exact concept. I have certainly met my fair share of people that behave like the Fish Eagle in this tale.
Lucky meets many animals on his way to discovery. Each animal provides a valuable lesson, insight and carries a message, which is very nice. This tale is sweet and thought provoking for the young mind and older.
Lucky Go Happy does not contain any sudden twists or shocking revelations. The plot is mainly to be informative than anything else. I liked that every chapter enclosed a piece that would then create a nice conclusion for the ending of the story. There is a deeper meaning to the entire book which can be understood if you look beyond the comical side of the story.
The pace and the character building were really pleasing to the reader, and if you are seeking a book of wisdom with hints of fun and animals, then this is the perfect book for you.
Written by Jeyran Main
This review was kindly requested by the Author, Paul van der Merwe.