Aye-Aye Gets Lucky (Endangered and Misunderstood)

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In Aye-Aye Gets Lucky, there is a lemur named Aye-Aye who likes to do naughty tricks to the people living by him. Aye-Aye thinks that his tricks are funny, but the people he scares do not. The people he scares run him out of the town, and he has to stay out in the jungle without any yummy food. At first, Aye-Aye thinks that it is the people’s fault that he is left out there all alone without food or company, but a flying fox finds him and gives him a taste of his own medicine. The flying fox shows Aye-Aye that he should probably be nicer to the people. The flying fox is nice to people around it, and they let it stay and eat all the mosquitoes. Aye-Aye decides to try to find something nice to do to have the people let him come back to live with them.

Aye-Aye reminds me of other kids I know who like to do mean things to people, just because they think it is funny, even though the people they are being mean to do not. I liked the flying fox because he was able to get Aye-Aye to be nice and use his special body parts to help people, instead of hurting them. I was told that the Aye-Aye is an endangered species; if they all act like Aye-Aye in the story then I can understand why people would be afraid of them. I think that kids of all ages will like this book and be able to learn more about the Aye-Aye from it.

From Mom: As the one reading this book to my child, and learning more about the Aye-Aye from the end of the book, I believe the author did an excellent job of teaching the reader about this type of lemur and making it into an entertaining story. I liked getting to read extra facts about the Aye-Aye and the Flying Fox that are included in the back of the book, as well as getting extra help in learning to draw the two animals if I ever find myself needing to illustrate them. The moral lesson in the story is an important one that people of all ages should know: use your abilities for good instead of bad. Don’t be ashamed of your body, but do some exploring and find out how it can be used for good toward others.

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Author Terri Tatchell
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 31 pages
Publisher Fielding House Press Ltd.
Publish Date 2019-09-16
ISBN 9781999102227
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Issue November 2019
Category Children's


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