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Daisy



written and illustrated by
Jessixa Bagley

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Holiday
Imprint
Neal Porter Books
ISBN
9780823446506
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JLG Category

Primary

When Daisy the warthog’s classmates tease her, she finds comfort collecting lost and forgotten things. She knows they’re special - and soon she meets a friend who knows it too.

“Daisies seem so simple on the surface, but when you look closely you see their hidden beauty.”

That’s what Daisy the warthog’s mom always says, and it’s the reason she got her name. But when Daisy goes to school, she doesn’t feel like her name. The other kids, Rose, Violet, and Petunia, make fun of her and call her “Thistle.”

Daisy spends a lot of time with her head down, but she doesn’t need her classmates to have fun. When she looks at the forest floor, she starts to find all sorts of treasures, beautiful things that were once special and have since been forgotten. The other kids might make fun of her pastime, but it turns out she’s not the only one who appreciates the hidden beauty of forgotten things when she meets a like-minded new friend.Full-color illustrations created with watercolor and pencil.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

40

Trim Size

8 1/2" x 10"

Dewey

E

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

May 2021

Book Genres

Picture Book

Topics

Teasing. Collectors and collecting. Friendship. Warthogs. Animals.

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Praise & Reviews

Horn Book

Daisy, a quiet warthog, is named for her mother’s favorite flower: “They seem plain, but when you look closer you see their beauty.” Daisy knows a thing or two about finding beauty in what appears ordinary. Saddened by being called “Thistle,” with her head hanging down, she finds a “magical world” of forgotten treasures. She collects these things—old teacups, buttons, empty jars, and the like—in her own hidden outdoor fort. When she finds objects in the woods that seem placed there just for her, she also makes a happy discovery—and a new friend. In a sunny, vivid palette dominated by green in nearly every shade, Bagley creates a detailed world of school-going forest creatures and myriad lovingly rendered discarded items. Readers will enjoy examining each object in Daisy’s collection as they cheer her newly flowering friendship. With her yellow cross-body bag (for collecting) draped over her shoulder and her shy demeanor, Daisy is a memorable character. One for the misfits, this story is an ode to the art of paying attention and honoring and appreciating not just overlooked objects but also overlooked classmates for their “special beauty.” JULIE DANIELSON

Praise & Reviews

Horn Book

Daisy, a quiet warthog, is named for her mother’s favorite flower: “They seem plain, but when you look closer you see their beauty.” Daisy knows a thing or two about finding beauty in what appears ordinary. Saddened by being called “Thistle,” with her head hanging down, she finds a “magical world” of forgotten treasures. She collects these things—old teacups, buttons, empty jars, and the like—in her own hidden outdoor fort. When she finds objects in the woods that seem placed there just for her, she also makes a happy discovery—and a new friend. In a sunny, vivid palette dominated by green in nearly every shade, Bagley creates a detailed world of school-going forest creatures and myriad lovingly rendered discarded items. Readers will enjoy examining each object in Daisy’s collection as they cheer her newly flowering friendship. With her yellow cross-body bag (for collecting) draped over her shoulder and her shy demeanor, Daisy is a memorable character. One for the misfits, this story is an ode to the art of paying attention and honoring and appreciating not just overlooked objects but also overlooked classmates for their “special beauty.” JULIE DANIELSON

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