{"id":7725137559789,"title":"Lucas's Tricky Day","handle":"lucas-tricky-day","description":"\u003ch6\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/h6\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003cspan size=\"4\" style=\"font-size: large;\"\u003eLucas's Tricky Day\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cspan size=\"3\" style=\"font-size: medium;\" mce-data-marked=\"1\"\u003eLooking on the Bright Side\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003cspan data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eBy: \u003ca href=\"\/pages\/rajani-larocca\"\u003eRajani LaRocca\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca href=\"\/pages\/india-valle\"\u003eIndia Valle\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eI'm just not feeling it today.\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eLucas is the jokester in his squad of friends. 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Lucas's Tricky Day


Lucas's Tricky Day
Looking on the Bright Side

By: Rajani LaRocca / Illustrated by: India Valle

I'm just not feeling it today.

Lucas is the jokester in his squad of friends. He's always sunny—and usually ready with a funny quip or silly joke. His friends are used to Lucas being the life of the party, and the whole apartment building relies on his good humor. But what happens when he's the one who needs cheering up?

Chicken Soup for the Soul children's books impart life lessons that warm the heart with heaping spoonfuls of good humor.

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Rajani LaRocca, author

Rajani LaRocca is a book lover, doctor, and foodie who was born in India, raised in Kentucky, and now lives in the Boston area. She is the author of Midsummer's Mayhem and Bracelets for Bina's Brothers for the Storytelling Math series.

Read more about Rajani .


India Valle, illustrator

India Valle loves to create whimsical, relatable characters and fun settings. They take inclusiveness and creating positive imagery for underrepresented groups seriously and continually explores how illustrations can be a tool to help you people understand the complex experiences and emotions of growing up. 

Read more about India 

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What is it like to spread sunshine in the lives of other people? Lucas lives on Sunshine Street, where he does kind deeds and spreads happiness. At a joke shop he runs, he surprises his friends with pleasant words. One day, Mia stops by. She is worried about her upcoming soccer match, so Lucas crafts a joke about a dinosaur scoring a goal to cheer her up. Lily worries that her robot will never come to life, so Lucas tells a joke about a robot who loves to read. Nothing makes Lucas happier than spreading cheer throughout his neighborhood. But when his friend Henry is too ill to come for their long-anticipated sleepover, Lucas feels depressed. Oliver tries to cheer him up with a funny drawing, but it doesn't work. Mia tries skateboarding jokes, but they don't work. Near the end of this narrative, the children find out why Lucas is sad, and they manage to cheer him up. In this charming story, children will discover the wonders of friendship and the joy of sharing happiness. Children of all ages will enjoy reading this wonderful addition to the "Chicken Soup" canon of literature.

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ISBN: 978-1-62354-283-2

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ISBN: 978-1-63289-954-5

Ages: 4-7
Page count: 32
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