Monday, July 27, 2009

Daisy Dawson and the Secret Pond

Daisy Dawson and the Secret Pond
by Steve Voake
ill. Jessica Meserve
87 pages
Grade 2-4
Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2009

Daisy Dawson has a special gift that no one else has. She can talk to and understand animals. Daisy has a camera and she loves to take candid photos of everyone and everything around her. Now she has a special project for school that she can use her camera for. With the help of Boom, the dog, and three rambunctious squirrels, Daisy sets out to take pictures of some otters. When a sudden rainstorm hits it makes their return home a little treacherous.
This is the second Daisy Dawson adventure. She is an adorable little girl with a tendency to always be late to school. Who could blame her when there are so many interesting animals to talk to on the way to school? The black and white illustrations are a perfect match with the fun story.

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