Daisy's Big Night

Daisy's Big Night

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by Sandra V. Feder, Susan Mitchell
     
 

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The third addition to the well-received, illustrated chapter book series about word-loving Daisy. In her latest adventure, Daisy is faced with a dilemma about what to exhibit at her class's end-of-the-school-year Student Showcase night. An invitation to a grown-up poetry party sets off a series of events that eventually lead Daisy to the realization that the

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The third addition to the well-received, illustrated chapter book series about word-loving Daisy. In her latest adventure, Daisy is faced with a dilemma about what to exhibit at her class's end-of-the-school-year Student Showcase night. An invitation to a grown-up poetry party sets off a series of events that eventually lead Daisy to the realization that the perfect solution to her problem has been with her all along —- in the green notebook covered with purple polka dots in which she collects her favorite words.

Author Sandra V. Feder has created a likable, enthusiastic character early readers will be drawn to, and as self-described Delightfully Different Daisy ventures into the world of poetry, they'll happily follow along. The easy-to-understand explanations of ode, haiku, rhyme and free verse, along with short examples of each, make this book an excellent resource for a unit on poetry or as a tie-in to an elementary school's celebration of poetry month in April. The inclusion of Daisy's Wonderful Word Lists at the end (the lists are named by category, such as rhyming words, pairs of words, made-up words and quiet-time words) offers a terrific jumping-off point for students to begin their own lists of words. Overall, Daisy offers children a unique new perspective on how to think about words and how much fun it can be to play with them. The book is illustrated with just enough line drawings by Susan Mitchell to keep young readers engaged.

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Kirkus Reviews
2014-01-15
Back for a third outing, grade-schooler Daisy, a serious collector of words, discovers the joy of poetry. Daisy is thrilled to be invited by a neighbor to a poetry party. Not yet a poet herself, she brings along her lists of favorite words. The other poets—all adults—warmly welcome her and help her to see that her word lists are already poetic. With that encouragement, she begins writing her own poems in a few different forms. Daisy is also concerned about what kind of project she can put together for an end-of-school-year showcase. As she grows more comfortable with poetry, she realizes she can create the perfect display, although her project—a "word cafe" where she shares her favorites along with some poetry—seems a trifle elaborate for her age. Although Daisy encounters very little strife and few challenges, her enthusiasm and Feder's gentle storytelling provide a pleasant combination. Mitchell's black-and-white illustrations, one or two to each brief chapter, feature round-eyed people with circular cheek highlights, simple yet appealingly cheerful. Pages are uncluttered, with largish font generously leaded, and she utilizes a manageable vocabulary for those recently transitioned to chapter books. Pair this quiet charmer with Eileen Spinelli's slightly more challenging, free verse Where I Live, illustrated by Matt Phelan (2007), for an even broader exploration of poetry. (Fiction. 6-9)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781554539086
Publisher:
Kids Can Press, Limited
Publication date:
03/01/2014
Series:
Daisy Series
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
1,143,633
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile:
740L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Sandra V. Feder lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and three daughters. She loves playing with words. Two of her current favorites are sunshine and delicious.

Susan feels very fortunate to work full-time as an illustrator, with 18 published titles, including Reaching with Kids Can Press. When she is not drawing or painting, she loves to sew and make soft toys that resemble her illustrations. She also loves to visit schools to talk about her illustration process and hopes that she inspires some children to become illustrators when they grow up.

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Daisy's Big Night 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
MargieS1 More than 1 year ago
Given To Me For An Honest Review Daisy's Big Night: 3 by Sandra V. Feder is for ages 7 - 10 and grades 2 - 5, This is  a cute and fun book that introduces poetry to children and the fun that words can  be. It can be read aloud or read alone for our early readers. This book would make  a great gift to give. It would make a good additon to your child's bookshelf or any  library's bookshelf. I highly recommend this book for everyone. I look for more of  these cute and fun books by Sandra V. Feder.