Daisy's Big Night by Sandra V. FederDaisy's Big Night by Sandra V. Feder

Daisy's Big Night

bySandra V. FederIllustratorSusan Mitchell

Hardcover | March 1, 2014

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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.
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 pain...
Title:Daisy's Big NightFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:112 pages, 7.5 × 5.88 × 0.62 inShipping dimensions:7.5 × 5.88 × 0.62 inPublished:March 1, 2014Publisher:Kids Can PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1554539080

ISBN - 13:9781554539086

Appropriate for ages: 7


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Words are awesome! This great book is the 3rd book in the Daisy series which introduces children to the satisfaction of independent reading and the pure joy of playing with language.  Daisy is a creative, free spirited girl whose passion is collecting words, painting pictures with the perfect colour mixes, receiving her own personal mail from the mailbox and running barefoot through the soft blades of grass. She has a home for all her beloved words.  She records them very thoughtfully and carefully and places them inside a green notebook covered with purple polka dots.  Daisy goes to her mailbox and finds a pretty pink envelope addressed to her and discovers it is an invitation to a poetry party from her neighbour, Mrs. Bookman.  She is flattered and stunned at the invite because she will be the youngest person attending.  She agonizes over the proper outfit for a young "budding poet" to wear and what correct poet etiquette will be.  The day of the party finally arrives and Daisy is warmly welcomed by the guests who  are delighted with her word choices and encourage and inspire her to carry on with her word collection and perhaps try her hand at poetry because her word collection lends itself to rhyme so naturally.  When she goes to school the next day she finds out that her teacher, Miss Goldner, is planning a very special night for the end of the school year and she wants all her students to chose what they are best at and display their talent for all to see and appreciate that night.   Daisy's friends seem to have no trouble choosing what they are going to do but Daisy wrestles with what her gift is.  She ponders and searches until she finally comes up with the perfect plan for her project.  Do you think it will involve her word collection? Her new found zealousness for poetry? Her ability and love to bake cookies and share them with her friends?  I think you will be very pleased with her decision to use the talent that is blooming within her and craft it so she will be a big hit at the Student Showcase.  The illustrations are black-and-white and and are inserted in each chapter.  I love the softness of the characters and the expressions are amazing and appealing. The vocabulary is simple and interesting,  just perfect for those who have recently graduated from picture books to chapter books.  Highly recommended.
Date published: 2014-02-11

Editorial Reviews

Pages are uncluttered, with largish font generously leaded, and she utilizes a manageable vocabulary for those recently transitioned to chapter books.-Kirkus Reviews