Daisy's Defining Day
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It really bothers Daisy when her friend's brother starts to call her Lazy Daisy. But what can she do about it? At first she tries just ignoring him. Then she attempts proving to him that she's not lazy at all. But no matter what she does, he won't stop saying it! So Daisy decides to come up with a new name for herself, one that truly defines her personality. “I'm going to come up with a name that is so great everyone will forget Lazy Daisy,” she tells her best friend, Emma. Daisy loves words, and she's been having loads of fun using alliteration recently. Maybe that's the thing to try for her new name. But what D word best describes her? Dynamite? Dramatic? Dazzling? This may be harder than she thought! Young readers will enjoy spending time in Daisy's world in this quality early chapter book series by Sandra V. Feder. Daisy is a positive, likable girl, whose delight in words is infectious. Particularly charming is how she keeps lists of her favorites in “a green notebook covered with purple polka dots,” as well as how she uses her love of words to help solve her problem here. This book is a terrific vocabulary builder without being too difficult for those just beginning to enjoy reading chapter books. It would make a perfect inspiration for children to create their own word notebooks or alliterative nicknames. The sweet line illustrations by Susan Mitchell enhance the storytelling.
Praise For Daisy's Defining Day…
Transitioning readers, particularly girls, will enjoy seeing Daisy navigate the familiar shoals of elementary school in this better-than-average early chapter book.—Kirkus Reviews
Kids Can Press, 9781554537808, 96pp.
Publication Date: March 1, 2013
About the Author
Sandra V. Feder lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and three daughters. She loves playing with words. Two of her current favorites are sunshine and delicious.
Susan feels very fortunate to work full-time as an illustrator, with 18 published titles, including Reaching with Kids Can Press. When she is not drawing or painting, she loves to sew and make soft toys that resemble her illustrations. She also loves to visit schools to talk about her illustration process and hopes that she inspires some children to become illustrators when they grow up.