The Beastie wasn't with the chickens...it wasn't with the geese...it wasn't in the barn...then there was a strange noise from the shed...
In Jane Simmon's Daisy and the Beastie, grandpa dozes off just as he finishes telling Daisy the duckling her favourite story, but sadly the story doesn't end well -- the Beastie is still nowhere to be seen. So Daisy decides to leave grandpa snoring happily while she goes off through the barnyard in search of the mysterious creature.
This charming, calming and utterly delightful picture book is beautifully illustrated with washed colour that is sprinkled with a genuine feel for the countryside. The simple story, easy for toddlers to follow and learn, has a rhythmic quality that holds the attention as the little duckling embarks on her journey into the unknown.
Perfect for sharing, and an ideal way to banish those bedtime blues, Daisy and the Beastie is filled with suspense but ultimately conjures up dreamy images of animal life that children and parents will love. (Age 3-5 years) --Susan Harrison
"The perfect picture book for Easter - unusual perspectives and some animal noises in a simple text - 'It's very saleable,' says Sonia Benster, 'especially with her following'." - The Bookseller; "Simmons' illustrations are rich with sweeping brush strokes and expression, clever use of close-ups and panoramic views, while little Daisy perfectly captures the innocent inquisitiveness of youth." - Junior"
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