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. He has the best intentions but he 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.
Melody Cheng is a cohost of the hugely popular AsianBossGirl podcast. Born into a Taiwanese-American family in the Bay Area, she now lives in LA and works in media alongside her podcasting work, and is passionate about storytelling and connecting with people through digital and print media.
Helen Wu is a cohost of the hugely popular AsianBossGirl podcast. She is from a Chinese-American background, born and raised in Boston, MA, and a transplant in LA. As well writing and hosting her podcast, she works for one of the big four accounting firms, and enjoys running and cooking.
Janet Wang is a cohost of the hugely popular Asian BossGirl podcast. A Chinese-American SoCal native who has spent time in San Francisco, New York, Miami, and Kenya, before settling back into Los Angeles, she works in tech and enjoys storytelling and yoga.
Eunice Chen is an Asian-American artist based in New York City. After a 10-year career in education, she returned to her childhood love of telling stories through art. Her colorful, story-driven illustrations invite others to experience and appreciate different worlds and cultures. She lives in New York City with her husband, son, and corgi.
- Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books; Illustrated edition (September 6, 2022)
- Language: English
- Hardcover: 32 pages
- ISBN-10: 0711270473
- ISBN-13: 9780711270473
- Reading age: 4 - 7 years
- Grade level: Preschool - 2
- Item Weight: 12.4 ounces