Friday, 10 April 2015

Daisy's Big Dig by Angie Morgan (Children's, Picture books, 10/10E, short 'n' sweet review)

This is the cover for the latest version
 January 2015, Frances Lincoln Children's Books, 32 pages, Paperback, Review copy

Content: kindness, humour

Summary from Frances Lincoln
How one little girl gathers together all the different people and families in her street, to help one old man dig his garden - and how the resulting Digging Party has far-reaching results for the community.

Nayu's thoughts  
There is plenty to look at on each page of this story, with the gardens and houses of her vaguely isolated neighbours full of objects which match the residents' personality, making it a real pleasure for future re-reads. Daisy herself may be little, but she ends up having a huge impact on her community. She is a prime example of how everyone, no matter how young they are, can make positive changes to the lives of others. Plus her outfit is cool!

Her sunny nature meant that even the grumpiest resident came around and helped out with Daisy's project. I liked how each neighbour had a useful skill, even if at first it didn't seem that way. I'd love Daisy to have more adventures so she can continue changing the world in her own special way. There's no particular reason for the not quite perfect grade, it just didn't have that extra oomph!

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