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DAISY DAWSON IS ON HER WAY! by Steve Voake

DAISY DAWSON IS ON HER WAY!

By Steve Voake (Author) , Jessica Meserve (Illustrator)

Age Range: 6 - 9

Pub Date: March 1st, 2008
ISBN: 978-0-7636-3740-8
Publisher: Candlewick

Daisy, small for her age, has a big imagination, one that often leads her to dawdling during flights of fancy. One bright morning as she meanders her way to school, she frees a yellow butterfly from a spider’s web. Before it flutters away, the butterfly gently kisses her cheek. Daisy does not trust her own ears when, within minutes, she can suddenly understand the words of her favorite stray hound, who tells her his name is Boom. Now, with the newfound conversation their bond grows beyond the sandwiches she has always given him at lunch. When Boom is captured by the dogcatcher, Daisy joins forces with a gentle horse, a chatty squirrel and a snooty cat to save him. Things get tense when their ruckus awakens the mean kennel owner, and confusion ensues as they discover that Boom is already gone. When Boom is later found to be quite safe, Daisy learns that living creatures are full of surprises. Meserve’s abundant comical sketches add bounce to this already-sweet wisp of a tale that gladdens the heart. (Fiction. 6-9)