Oops-a-Daisy!

Oops-a-Daisy!

by David Algrim, Rosalind Beardshaw
     
 
Every boy and girl has an oops-a-daisy kind of day now and then—and that’s okay, as kids will discover in this lighthearted look at a typical day of toddler mishaps—from spilled milk and untied shoes to messy paint and more! Interactive flaps and repetition of the words “oops-a-daisy” add to the fun.

Overview

Every boy and girl has an oops-a-daisy kind of day now and then—and that’s okay, as kids will discover in this lighthearted look at a typical day of toddler mishaps—from spilled milk and untied shoes to messy paint and more! Interactive flaps and repetition of the words “oops-a-daisy” add to the fun.

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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
After seeing this title, I had to go check on the origins of this expression and, of course, there is no clear cut explanation and the phrase has many variants. It is commonly used these days when an accident takes place. The parents depicted do not seem to get very upset—certainly nice, but perhaps a tad unrealistic. The boy looks too old to be having "accidents" and not making it to the potty in time. The girl who trips on her laces is lucky not to be hurt in the fall. The most appropriate scene is where she loses part of her ice cream cone. That has probably happened to most of us. Never fear Buddy (the dog), who shares every scene, manages to lick up some spills, but creates a mishap of his own. The illustrations accurately show happiness and then either surprise, unhappiness, embarrassment, or disappointment. There are items to discuss in the scenes, but they are not overly complicated. The happy situation is what we see, the accident or mishap, is shown when the large flap is lifted. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375846564
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
05/12/2009
Pages:
12
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
3 Months to 3 Years

Meet the Author

David Algrim is the author of two previous novelty books—Wake Up, Papa Bear! and Don’t Touch, It’s Hot. He lives in Geneva, Illinois. Rosalind Beardshaw has illustrated dozens of British and European picture books. She is also the illustrator of Cowlick!, which was published by Golden Books. She lives in England.

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