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Watch Out, Daisy.....,
This review is from: Daisy Comes Home (Hardcover)
"Look over the garden wall and you will see the six happiest hens in China. They live in Mei Mei's sandy yard by the Li River where they lay brown eggs every day for Mei Mei to sell at the market. But it was not always this way." So begins Jan Brett's entertaining folk tale about a tormented little hen who takes an unexpected adventure down the Li River, and finds she's braver and more resourceful than she ever knew. Daisy was the smallest hen in the yard, and constantly bullied by her coopmates. One rainy evening when she "had had enough of pushy hens and cold, damp floors," she went down to the river bank and fell asleep in a nice cozy market basket. As the river rose, Daisy floated out onto the water, and the current carried her away..... Ms Brett's exciting story and engaging text is only outdone by her exquisite, lush and vivid artwork, that brings the China countryside and all its splendor to life. This is a story told through and enhanced by the intricately detailed illustrations, and youngsters will love poring over and exploring the intriguing pictures. As in all Jan Brett books, there are many delightful hidden features, and her signature borders that advance the plot. Perfect for children 4-8, Daisy Comes Home is charming story with a happily-ever-after ending, that shouldn't be missed.