Fortunately, Unfortunately

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Mom sends Milo on an errand to return Granny’s umbrella to her. Fortunately, Milo doesn’t realize that he’s about to encounter several unfortunate setbacks with pirates, dinosaurs, and aliens. But it all turns into one amazing, fortunate adventure.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Copyright 2010
Publisher Andersen Press USA
Imprint Andersen Press USA
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2011-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 2.1
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV001000, JUV043000, JUV039050
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.5 x 11
Lexile 530
Guided Reading Level K
ATOS Reading Level 3.0
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 141850
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Original artwork and Reviewed


The Horn Book Guide

“Young monkey Milo is called upon to return his grandmother’s umbrella. Unfortunately, he meets one roadblock after another (pirates, space aliens, dinosaurs, etc.), delaying his journey. Fortunately, these encounters are extremely entertaining. Vibrant watercolor illustrations reflect Milo’s wild adventure from home to Granny’s. The fortunately/unfortunately patterned text makes this a great read-aloud.” —The Horn Book Guide

Library Media Connection

“This book is perfect for a young children’s storytime. Recommended.” —Library Media Connection

Kirkus Reviews

“A fresh and welcome alternative to a perennial crowd pleaser that has become a period piece.” —Kirkus Reviews

School Library Journal

“Such a convoluted chain of events could easily be weighed down by visually cluttered illustrations, but Foreman employs a light touch with his bright watercolors, and the eye follows exactly where it needs to go.” —School Library Journal

Publishers Weekly

“The repeated use of the two title words . . . creates a seesaw effect that encourages chiming in, and the jaunty art adds laughs.” —Publishers Weekly

Author, Illustrator: Michael Foreman

Michael Foreman is an award-winning author. He has won the Kate Greenaway Medal twice and has been the UK nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award twice. His books are published all over the world. He lives in the UK.