Lucky Lazlo

Lucky Lazlo

It s curtains up on a delightful new production from Steve Light, whose intricate pen-and-ink style sets the stage for a romantic gesture gone comically awry. Lazlo is in love. He selects the perfect red rose and sets off to the theater to present it to his beloved, an actress currently starring in "Alice in Wonderland." When a naughty cat snatches the flower, Lazlo gives...

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Title:Lucky Lazlo
Author:Steve Light
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ISBN:0763688258
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:32 pages

Lucky Lazlo Reviews

  • Kristina Jean Lareau
    Dec 16, 2016

    I adore these illustrations and perhaps the story would be improved with inside theater knowledge. Otherwise this story was ok.

  • Becky
    Dec 10, 2016

    First sentence: Lazlo was in love. He bought a rose from the flower-seller. The last red one--how lucky!

    Premise/plot: Lucky Lazlo follows the adventures--or misadventures--of a young man, Lazlo, in love. His love is starring in a play, Alice in Wonderland. In fact, she's the star of the show, Alice. The show is premiering on a Friday at the Peacock Theater. This picture book is a comedy. The simple act of buying a flower for the one you love becomes a chaotic, hilarious riot of a book. And it al

    First sentence: Lazlo was in love. He bought a rose from the flower-seller. The last red one--how lucky!

    Premise/plot: Lucky Lazlo follows the adventures--or misadventures--of a young man, Lazlo, in love. His love is starring in a play, Alice in Wonderland. In fact, she's the star of the show, Alice. The show is premiering on a Friday at the Peacock Theater. This picture book is a comedy. The simple act of buying a flower for the one you love becomes a chaotic, hilarious riot of a book. And it all starts with a CAT who snatches Lazlo's rose.

    My thoughts: I thought this one was charming even before I read the author's note. But. After reading the author's note, it went from "really like" to LOVE. Light has taken a LOT of theater superstitions and woven together a story that uses just about all of them--for better or worse! And his illustrations are both simple and complex. His use of color is simple, understated. But his use of detail is very complex indeed.

    Text: 5 out of 5

    Illustrations: 5 out of 5

    Total: 10 out of 10

  • Cynthia
    Dec 14, 2016

    Check the case cover for this one. It's lovely!

  • Edward Sullivan
    Dec 18, 2016

    A clever mix of a wild comical romp and theater superstition. Delightfully intricate illustrations.

  • Earl
    Dec 28, 2016

    I love Steve Light's illustrations. I wished I liked the story more. I enjoyed the back matter with all the stage superstitions.

  • Stefanie
    Jan 06, 2017

    Short sentences and large typeface makes you think this is geared for preschool, but the detailed scenes and knowledge of theater AND Alice in Wonderland makes this more appropriate for an older audience.

    Could be a good recommendation for a K-2 easy reader alternate! Love the illustration.

  • Lindsey
    Jan 08, 2017

    Loved the illustrations!

  • Teresa Edmunds
    Jan 08, 2017

    5 stars for the illustrations! Only 2 for the story, which is disappointing. The book starts by saying Lazlo is in love, but then the rest of the story is about Lazlo chasing a cat. It comes to a sudden ending when Lazlo sees his love. The end. The lackluster story is forgiven because each page is covered in beautiful, imaginative pictures. Worth a look, but could have been so much more.

  • Carol Scrimgeour
    Jan 10, 2017

    The illustrations are the best part of this book.

  • Daphne
    Jan 12, 2017

    Who knew I needed a picture book about the theater? Evidently Steve Light did.