Title: Fortunately Author: Remy Charlip Publisher / Date: Aladdin / 1993 (originally published in 1964)
Genre: Fiction, Picture Book Theme: language, birthday Summary: Charlip's creative story using an alternating pattern of "Fortunately..." / "Unfortunately" events. Curriculum Connections: K-4 Language Arts (creative writing)
Notes: Wonderful read aloud, esp. Can be effectively used as a lead-in to a "fortunately / unfortunately" creative writing activity. Interesting fact: In 1969 the title was changed from Fortunately to "What Good Luck; What Bad Luck" then eventually it was changed back to the original title.