Both authors are also British and have similar senses of humor. And, the illustrations are fun and whimsical.
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Aug 22, Becky rated it it was amazing. For this assignment, I considered titles from some popular series: They were all just fine. In fact, some were more than fine; some I would have and did give very favorable reviews. So, I kept browsing. An unassuming turquoise book caught my eye: Daisy Dawson and the Secret Pond.
But, it had animals so I gave it a go. By page 6, I was hooked! You see, Daisy talks to animals. And I love animals! Yes, this was MY book! The storyline is straightforward and simple: Daisy sets off with her animal friends Boom the bloodhound and Cyril, Hazel, and Conkers the squirrels to find a reclusive pair of otters for a photo shoot. They do find the otters mates Dampsy and Spray ; they do have the photo shoot; and they do have a lovely picnic.
But, in the end, everyone is safe. When the adventurers are crossing the river and Daisy realizes that Boom is afraid of the water, she helps him safely across. Daisy pressed her cheek against his head. Boom discreetly helps her save face: And the last two pages… well, this jaded woman teared up. Daisy Dawson has the ability to understand and talk to animals—a skill that brings her lots of fun and adventure! In this charming second installment of the series, Daisy is off on an expedition.
Together with her pals Boom the dog and a pack of chatty squirrels, Daisy has to keep her wits about her to brave the scary river and discover the secret pond where the otters live. Will the five Daisy Dawson has the ability to understand and talk to animals—a skill that brings her lots of fun and adventure! Will the fivesome be able to make it there safely? Will the otters be too frightened of her to come out of hiding? This review originally appeared on abookandahug. May 28, katie rated it liked it. Daisy Dawson is back in her second adventure! Daisy has a unique gift- she can listen and talk to animals.
This talent comes in handy for Daisy's habitat project for school. Daisy's animal friends- Boom the dog and Cyril the squirrel, help Daisy get a picture of Spray and Dampsy, the very shy otters that live in the river by her home. Daisy Dawson is a very likable female heroine- she smart and compassionate. Students that are avid animal lovers will love her and her animal friends.
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The one flaw with the book is the reading level versus the interest level. The reading level is more for intermediate grades ; however the interest level is more for the primary grades. Voake's writing style is more on the sophisticated side for emerging readers. Daisy does make a great read-aloud though I bought the first three books for my 8 year old daughter for Christmas. She loves animals, and in this book Daisy can talk to animals.
I thought she would enjoy it, and she does. I thought I would pick one up and read it. I found it fun for kids. Daisy goes on everyday adventures and gets to talk to all the animals. In school she gets to hear the gerbils talking to each other, the teacher unknown to the teacher and Daisy. I thought it was cute, but geared toward kids. It was a short chapter b I bought the first three books for my 8 year old daughter for Christmas. It was a short chapter book that my daughter had no trouble getting through in a day. A charming story about a girl who can talk to animals.
Daisy finds such delight in the world around her that even walking to school is an adventure. Wonderful characterizations of the animals -- her conversation with a wasp cracked me up! I just found out that there are other Daisy books -- I need to order them right now. This is a great book for ages And adults reading to a younger child will enjoy it, too!
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Jul 27, Katie rated it really liked it Shelves: Not a whole lot happens, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Daisy meets otters in a pond she knows nothing about. There's a very definite environmental edge--the animals are worried that bulldozers will tear down the habitat should anyone find out that the pond exists.
And Daisy's dog friend, Boom, shows her all about friendship when he faces his fear of water to save her after she gets in too deep. Nov 20, Kaytee rated it it was amazing. The second book in the charming series about Daisy Dawson, the little girl who can speak to animals. This time, Daisy and her friends are off on a big adventure to find a pair of otters. The sweet little story reminded me of Christopher Robin and his expeditions with the gang from the Hundred Acre Woods.
Jul 24, Marya rated it it was ok Shelves: In all fairness, I only had to read the last two chapters to my little one to finish it up. But, there were no theatrics about how the book was scary, so bedtime went on schedule, and I'm going to give the book a thumbs up. Nov 08, Anna rated it it was amazing.
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