Daisy Dawson Is on Her Way

Daisy Dawson Is on Her Way

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Imagine if you woke up one day and found you could talk to animals! A lighthearted tale with lots of appeal for early chapter-book readers.

Even though Daisy Dawson is late for school -- again -- she can't help but stop to free a butterfly trapped in a web. And when she does, something amazing happens! Now Daisy can understand everything animals say, from her favorite farm dog, Boom, to the classroom gerbils, to a singing-and-dancing ant. And it's a lucky thing, too: when Boom goes missing, the girl conspires with a horse and squirrel to come to the rescue. Sweetly illustrated in black and white, this charming story is sure to enchant young animal lovers everywhere.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2007.
ISBN: 9780763637408
Characteristics: 98 p. :,ill. ;,20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Meserve, Jessica


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Jul 20, 2016

This book was actually really interesting. A girl named Daisy starts taking to animals and the story is cool

Sep 10, 2013

Walking to school one day, animal lover Daisy Dawson suddenly hears and understands a dog speaking to her. In school, she suddenly understands what the class gerbils are saying--and they understand her back! Soon, even ants are conversing with Daisy, and she finds herself counseling animals-- and occasionally getting into trouble while trying to get them out of it.

MissJen Mar 05, 2012

Daisy is an engaging heroine who has been told that she lives too much in imaginary worlds - readers who have been told the same will easily identify with her. The animals consist of a wide variety - we encounter a spying squirrel, a singing ant, a prickly cat, and a motherly horse. Two of the standout funny scenes are the introduction of the squirrel (in which he talks in a secret code that only he understands) and a three-way conversation among Daisy, her principal, and the ant. Adults are mainly in the background as befits children's literature. Jessica Meserve's ink and pencil spot illustrations match the dreamy tone of the book perfectly.

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red_hamster_426 Jun 26, 2015

red_hamster_426 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

Apr 22, 2015

yellow_ladybug_99 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 5 and 8

PhoenixBoh Jan 18, 2014

PhoenixBoh thinks this title is suitable for 6 years and over


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MissJen Mar 05, 2012

Daisy Dawson is a known dawdler; she is always getting distracted - especially on her way to school and often by animals. One morning Daisy rescues a butterfly and in return receives the gift of understanding animal talk. Soon Daisy is chatting happily with the animals around her, but then she notices that Boom, her hound dog friend, has gone missing. With a new dogcatcher in town, Daisy and her new animal friends know that it's up to them to save Boom! Of course with friends like Meadowsweet, the motherly horse, and Cyril, a spying squirrel who speaks in coded messages only he can understand (“THE BLUE DONKEY IS UNDER THE MATTRESS!”), rescuing Boom is sure to be an adventure. Only six chapters long and scattered through with ink and pencil illustrations by Jessica Meserve, Daisy Dawson is a great new heroine for fans of Junie B. Jones and Clementine.


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