Lucky is a young Balinese gecko, full of energy and initiative. When he receives a globe on his first day of school, it awakens his desire to travel. The distant and unfamiliar Iceland becomes the goal of his journey. His love of travelling is a recurring theme throughout the story, which tells of breaking away from the old and of the courage to discover the new. Together with Lucky the young reader learns how important it is not to give up one’s dreams, and to open oneself up to unfamiliar experiences and adventures.
Lucky the Gecko captures us through the straightforward narration of Martin Avi Abrahams and the lively illustrations by John Bendall-Brunello.