Late again! Daisy never seems to make it to school before the bell rings. Miss Frink is frustrated, but there is nothing Daisy can do. No one will really believe her, anyway. Even Daisy isn't sure. Did she really hear the mice talking about cheesy cheddar? and did she really rescue Boom, the hound-dog, using a plan hatched by Cyril (the squirrel)? There's only one way to find out.
Young readers will enjoy this fast-paced chapter book. Readers who still want (or need) picture to take up space on a page will be very happy!
We would read a chapter-a-day before school, and invariably, our daughter would want to keep reading (rather than head into school). As an animal lover, she thinks it would be cool for animals to talk to you!
Daisy is adorable. Within the first few pages you're smitten by her (and don't like Miss Frink)! The events offer a refreshing take on a timeless theme. The author adds just enough double entendre to give adults a chuckle, too. [Who better to be a super-spy than a squirrel?] The pen and ink sketches are terrific and are the perfect complement to the story.
Humor (and a dawdling schoolgirl) drive this illustrated chapter book for young readers.
There are some fun things you can do with this book beyond exploring some of its themes (responsibility, friendship, imagination, dreams). Young readers could write their own scripts about "partnering" with an animal. You could take a walk outside and imagine what animals are saying to each other as you observe their behavior.
8 to 12
5 to 8
Started reading with a 6-year-old child.
Borrow, at least. This is a fun book that can be shared with an emerging elementary reader, and enjoyed later as a partner read or independent read as their skills develop.