DAISY KNOWS BEST by Lisa Kopper

DAISY KNOWS BEST

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Age Range: 2 - 5
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KIRKUS REVIEW

As Daisy the dog instructs her three pups in the finer points of chewing up the mail, pulling tablecloths, digging in the garden and other skills, Baby tags along, an enthusiastic student. In return, Baby teaches the pooches how to “fold” drying laundry off the line near the garden. The mother comes along, expresses mild dismay, and firmly hauls everyone, Daisy included, off to the tub. A droll contrast between the scenes of chubby, intensely cute younglings wreaking domestic havoc, and the very short, poker-faced text, raises the level of humor a half-step over that of the book’s simpler predecessors (Daisy Is a Mommy, 1997, etc.); while younger onlookers will crow over the disasters in the pictures, more sophisticated children who like, for example, Janet Morgan Stoeke’s Minerva Louise stories, will appreciate the wit in this sunny tale. (Picture book. 2-5)

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 1999
ISBN: 0-525-45915-4
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Dutton
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 15th, 1998




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