Daisy and the Beastie

Daisy and the Beastie

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by Jane Simmons
     
 
When Daisy the duckling and her little brother, Pip, visit Grandpa on his farm, he tells them about a mysterious "Beastie." Daisy and Pip search the chicken coop, the pigsty, and even the orchard, but they can't find the Beastie anywhere. Then they hear "Eeooow!" coming from the shed. Could it be the Beastie? Filled with fun barnyard sounds, this read-aloud story --

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When Daisy the duckling and her little brother, Pip, visit Grandpa on his farm, he tells them about a mysterious "Beastie." Daisy and Pip search the chicken coop, the pigsty, and even the orchard, but they can't find the Beastie anywhere. Then they hear "Eeooow!" coming from the shed. Could it be the Beastie? Filled with fun barnyard sounds, this read-aloud story -- from the creator of Come Along, Daisy! and Daisy and the Egg -- has a reassuring ending.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Pip, the little brother Daisy helped hatch in Daisy and the Egg (a companion to the acclaimed Come Along, Daisy), achieves sidekick status in this charming follow-up. Simmons leaves the marshes for a barnyard backdrop. When the ducklings' grandpa tells a story about a "Beastie" that was never found, intrepid Daisy goes in search of the creature, and Pip compliantly trails behind. As they check the henhouse, cow pens and pigsty, little Pip repeats the "cheep" of the chicks and the "wee" of the piglets. Simmons's fluidly paced text uses familiar sounds and varies the word pattern only slightly as the feathered siblings make their rounds, allowing youngsters to join in the chorus. Images of Daisy striding off purposefully on her oversize feet, with her head eagerly stretched forward solidly, establish her confident character. Daisy and Pip look adorably tiny peering up through the fence slats at their larger neighbors. What they first mistake for the "beastie" in the dark shed turns out to be a litter of kittens, who, looking patently nonthreatening by the light of day, join the ducklings in play. Enterprising Daisy adapts readily to the role of big sister, and she's a natural leader; readers will follow her anywhere. Ages 3-7. (Mar.) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature - Children's Literature
Daisy the duckling is a favorite with the younger set, and now she is back in another tale. This time, Daisy and her little brother Pip go in pursuit of the "Beastie" after hearing about the critter in Grandpa's story. They search the entire barnyard, encountering many animals on their way, but when they finally find the "Beastie" they are in for a happy surprise! Young children will enjoy the suspense and will also have fun echoing the different animals' noises with Pip. The warm, gentle watercolor illustrations help wash away any ideas of this being a scary story. A natural choice for story hour. 2000, Little Brown, Ages 2 to 6, $12.95. Reviewer: Sherry Philippus
School Library Journal
PreS-Daisy and her baby brother Pip return in this companion story to Come Along, Daisy! (1998) and Daisy and the Egg (1999, both Little, Brown). When Grandpa Duck falls asleep after telling the ducklings their favorite story about a mysterious "Beastie," they decide to explore the farmyard in search of it. Simmons's illustrations utilize a warm palette of colors that breathe life into the scenes. Daisy is especially lifelike, full of personality and inquisitive expressions. The colors effectively darken when the siblings peer into a shadowed shed after hearing an unfamiliar noise. The coloring gets darker still as the two creep inside to investigate. A wonderful azure-blue double-page spread has a wide-eyed Daisy and cowering Pip on one page, and the sound "-EEOOOW!" on the other, perfectly capturing the suspense of the moment when they locate the Beastie. Running out of the shed and into the safety of both sunny daylight and Grandpa, they realize that the monster is in fact three little kittens and their mother. "Grandpa laughed-and Daisy and Pip played with the kitten beasties all day long." Youngsters will laugh along with this first-rate storytime romp.-Lisa Gangemi Krapp, Rockville Centre Public Library, NY Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316797856
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
04/01/2000
Edition description:
1st U.S. Edition
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.77(w) x 10.72(h) x 0.47(d)
Lexile:
AD80L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

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Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow, my 18-month old son (and my husband and I too!) love the first two Daisy books (Daisy and the Egg, and Come Along Daisy), so we bought this one. Whoa, what happened? Great artwork, but the story is completely lacking in any charm or interest at all. Hate to say it, but the publisher seems to have just cranked out another book to capitalize on Daisy's popularity, but this one is a big dud. Don't waste your money.