- Age Range: 4 - 8 years
- Grade Level: 1 - 2
- Lexile Measure: 640L (What's this?)
- Paperback: 32 pages
- Publisher: Sylvan Dell Publishing (February 10, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1628552158
- ISBN-13: 978-1628552157
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,972,139 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Daisylocks Paperback – February 10, 2014
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Though it's too bad Daisylocks' botanical name (Bellis perennis) is never used, it's nevertheless an inventive introduction to habitats. - Kirkus Reviews
With each stop, readers see full-page illustrations of the habitat. This is a simple story and while the illustrations are beautiful and the book could be used to introduce different habitats, Daisylocks' attitude is not particularly likeable. - Library Media Connection
Daisylocks the daisy seed desires a better place to grow, so the wind whisks her around the world. However, each new habitat provides challenges: the polar habitat is too cold, the tropical rainforest too crowded. It's no surprise that her original home is -just right!- - Horn Book Guide
About the Author
Award-winning author Marianne Berkes (pronounced Ber-kess with two syllables) is a retired teacher and librarian who uses her love of nature and teaching to create informational picture books. In addition to The Tree That Bear Climbed, Animalogy, and Anybody Home? for Sylvan Dell, some of Marianne's other recent and award-winning titles include: Going Home, The Mystery of Animal Migration; Over in the Ocean, in a Coral Reef; Over in the Jungle, a Rainforest Rhyme; Going Around the Sun, What s in the Garden?, and Some Planetary Fun.
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Wind picked Daisylocks up and they began to explore. The first stop found them among the desert tortoises who were walking on dry, parched soil. The cacti flourished, but it was no place for a daisy. Wind picked Daisylocks up once again and “whoosehd her all the way to a treeless plain that was partially covered with ice and snow.” The cold was too much for Daisylocks and no way would her roots be able to sink into the “frozen ground.” Unsatisfied, they continued on their journey. Wind would take her to the ends of the Earth, but where would that perfect, special place for her to grow?
This is an excellent tale to introduce the young reader to Earth’s habitats. Of course Daisylocks is only one type of seed, but as the young reader works his or her way through the book they will see flora in other habitats. The illustrations are filled with flora and fauna which inhabit mountain, desert, wetlands, beach, and rainforest habitats. It’s almost more of a visual experience with which to begin to explore Earth’s ecosystem. The book is very vibrant and alive, a fun one to find and identify an assortment of plants and animals. In the back of the books is a brief overview of “Plant Parts” and several activities, including some that can be downloaded and printed from the publisher’s website. This would be an excellent book to read and discuss in the homeschool or classroom setting.
Marianne Berkes & Cathy Morrison:
The Tree That Bear Climbed
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Author Marianne Berkes and illustrator Cathy Morrison combine to pack a lot of fascinating and eye-catching material about nature for youngsters in Daisylocks. Not only are there descriptions of the different kinds of Earth habitats with colorful pictures of the kinds of plants and animals which inhabit each of them, but there is also a discussion of the difference between perennials and annuals. Do you know which kind a daisy is? The “For Creative Minds” pages in the back include additional information on plants, including their basic needs and their parts, and a couple of matching exercises about habitats and plants. And there are even more teaching activities available at the publisher’s website. Remembering Goldilocks and the three bears, children will be eager to find the other scene in the book, besides the cover, that shows three bears.
It's more than just a book about spring, however. Daisylocks travels on the wind to different geographical areas and tries them all out. She goes to the desert, the jungle, the beach, and so forth. The illustrations give kids a visual to go along with Daisylock's travels. They show the wildlife and vegetation in each location. Kids get a wonderful sense of place and atmosphere as the little seed tries out the ground in each area.
The story is simple and designed to inform kids about geography and springtime. It's another good book for the classroom or homeschoolers. There is a section in the back that offers additional information on plants, their habitats, and what they need to grow. For more activities and information, you can visit the publisher's website.
This simple book works on a number of levels and will be useful at home as well as in the classroom.
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