The Children’s Book Review | October 26, 2016
Daisy Darling, Let’s Go to the Beach! and Daisy Darling, Let’s Read a Story!
Written and Illustrated by Markus Majaluoma
Age Range: 3-7
Hardback: 32 pages
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Publishing (2016)
ISBN: 978-0992805043, 978-0992805036
What to expect: Fun with Daddy, parenting, togetherness, adventure.
This series takes the everyday and makes it magical for parent and child. There really is fun to be had in the little things, whether it’s reading a story or heading to the local beach. To a child, everything is an adventure, and the DAISY DARLING series captures that joy and excitement. Daisy and her Daddy are brought to life in squiggly illustrations that capture little one’s attention. I especially like the mischievous behavior of Daisy. She’s exactly like a real toddler, getting in to trouble when tired Daddy accidentally falls asleep (in both books!). The dialog is adorable, too, and parents can really get in to telling the story by imitating Daddy and Daisy.
Daisy is a fun little girl with crazy hair who loves to hang out with her daddy. In DAISY DARLING, LET’S GO TO THE BEACH Daisy and her daddy want to do something new on their day off, and what’s better than a day at the beach? Sun and sand, here they come! They hop on their precariously overloaded bike and head to the shore. They scoop sand, apply too much sunscreen, and Daisy finds a neat home for dead fish on a lady’s sunhat. She even buries her daddy in a hill of sand, and when he wakes up, he’s covered in delightful sea creatures. What fun!
Daisy and her fun daddy are back in DAISY DARLING, LET’S READ A STORY. Everyone loves story time, especially fathers and daughters. So when Daisy picks out a story that’s a wee bit too scary, Daddy finds himself being woken up in the most unpleasant of ways. A binky in the nose? Sounds like a great idea to Daisy, imitating her storybook. Then she dumps a vase of water on him, sure that will cure his sore nose. Good job, Daisy! Then they all fall asleep.
The words are fun and accessible, of course. But it’s the daily situations made entertaining that really bring this series to life. What a fun celebration of childhood with Daddy (or caregiver!).
DAISY DARLING, LET’S GO TO THE BEACH Available Here:
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About Markus Majaluoma
Markus Majaluoma is a very successful and established Finnish children’s author and illustrator with a distinctive, humorous style rendered in subtle colors and detailed artwork. His books have sold more than 70,000 copies in his native Finland, and have been translated into several languages. His strong narratives and illustrations make his books enduring and intelligent books for little ones.
Daisy Darling, Let’s Go to the Beach! and Daisy Darling, Let’s Read a Story!, written and illustrated by Markus Majaluoma, was reviewed by Denise Mealy. Discover more books likeDaisy Darling, Let’s Go to the Beach! and Daisy Darling, Let’s Read a Story! by following along with our reviews and articles tagged with Adventure, Daddy Books, Fathers, Parenting and Picture Books.
Dear Denise, thank you for this wonderful review of the Daisy and Daddy Story Books! You have expressed what makes them special much better than I could have…. All good wishes, Elena Mannion, Publisher of The Daisy and Daddy Story Books