Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Daisy and the Trouble with Coconuts by Kes Gray (Children's, 5 years +, 10E/10E)

September 2012, Corgi
272 pages, Paperback

Themes: funfair, going out with doting grandparents, toffee apples and candfloss, helter skelter, being tricked, not really winning anything, mischief, lots of laughter, having fun

'The trouble with coconuts is they are the worst type of nuts in the whole wide world. If you ask me, coconuts shouldn’t be allowed in a funfair. If you double ask me, they shouldn’t even be allowed to grow. Coconuts are too big. Coconuts are too hairy. Plus, if you try to win one, they just get you into trouble. Which isn’t my fault!'

Get up to no good with Daisy as she heads to the funfair - for a whole lot more trouble!

Nayuleska's thoughts

Daisy is an energetic child, who is enthusiastic over everything. She doesn't seem to win anything. All I kept thinking of when Daisy played a new game was how the person in charge could deceive people so they never won. This does bother Daisy eventually, in a way that made me laugh a lot. Daisy has the insight to realise just how fortunate she is, which is a sign of maturity in the young girl. It was sad when she was tricked, but she didn't let it spoil her otherwise fantastic day out in this 10/10 read.

You can find out more on Kes's website.

Suggested read

For more fair mayhem check out the mischievous Gargoylz in Gargolyz Summer Fun by Burchett &; Vogler

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