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Come Along, Daisy! Paperback – 1 Mar 2003

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Product details

  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Young Readers; Reprint edition (Mar. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316168785
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316168786
  • Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 0.3 x 26.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,924,020 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
My 15-month-old toddles over to me constantly with "Daisy" in his hand. There isn't too much text on each page for him to sit though (but it's interesting enough for me to like it) and he loves the illustrations and pointing to Daisy to say "Duck!" The lessons in the book can be learned as he gets older, so it's a good book to grow with.
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Format: Hardcover
A colorful and nicely depicted story of a young duck who doesn't follow directions as instructed by its mother. Thank goodness it has a happy ending for Daisy and she learns a great lesson in obedience and listening to instructions.
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Goods as described. Fast shipping. Highly recommend
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Amazon.com: 4.9 out of 5 stars 31 reviews
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great teaching book! 25 Nov. 1999
By Julia's mom - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Come Along, Daisy is a wonderful way to introduce the importance of staying with Mommy/Daddy when away from home. My 2 1/2 year old daughter is careful not to lose me "like Daisy got lost" when we are out. The book is also a pleasure to read...the illustrations are so cute...and the ending is always happy :)
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Daisy Daisy, give me your answer do 22 Dec. 2004
By E. R. Bird - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I suppose, in the strictest sense of the term, that "Come Along, Daisy" could be categorized as a cautionary tale. I mean, certainly there are negative consequences for any child that refuses to heed his or her mother while traveling. Still, the book cautions without scaring. It's a remarkably tender little tale that manages to be evocative and dark without descending into morbidity. And it's just doggone sweet.

Daisy is a young duckling, still wearing her yellow feathers and trailing after her mama. While out in the swamp one day, Mama tells Daisy to heed her and to not fall behind. Daisy, however, is too distracted to listen closely to her mother. There are fish to observe and dragonflies to chase. There are lily pads to jump on (with a "bouncy, bouncy, bouncy. Bong, bong!") and frogs to observe at close proximity. Unfortunately, soon Daisy's frog hops away leaving the small helpless duckling very much alone. Things under the lily pad scare her. Things flying up in the sky scare her. And a very loud noise definitely scares her. That is, until she find out that it's just Mama Duck with her customary, "Come along, Daisy". Needless to say, Daisy learns her lesson.

This is just one of the latest in a long line of books that inform children not to get separated from their parents in public spaces. Of course, it doesn't engage in much of the way of practical advice. Mama Duck doesn't tell Daisy that if she gets lost she should stand in one place and not move. But I suppose Mama Duck is in charge of the situation the entire time in this story. In any case, this is a just a good story that tells kids to listen to their guardians when out n' about. Author Jane Simmons also doubles as an illustrator for this story, and it is here that she really stands out and shines. Simmons has a grasp of perpective and tone that just fits her story like a warm comforting glove. Painted entirely in thick beautiful paints, the book shows the slight tints of the early morning sun, the fetid marshes when Daisy is abandoned, and the eerie green cattails of an unknown swamp. Characters are rendered beautifully as well. When Daisy is happy she leaps about with toddler-like abandon. When scared, her eyes stare blankly out behind an enormous worried beak. And when she sees her mother, at long last, her entire body arches towards her, going as fast as she possibly can.

Children can handle tales of abandonment if everything turns out well in the end. "Come Along, Daisy" has the added delight of there never being a particularly dire threat to the little duckling in the first place. Even that dark image of a hawk flying above shows Mama Duck swimming placidly nearby. There is great comfort in reading about Daisy's adventures. This book is a perfect little lesson about the bond between a child and its guardian, specifically that between mother and child. A wonderful beautiful book.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Even good for children younger than 3 4 Dec. 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
My 15-month-old toddles over to me constantly with "Daisy" in his hand. There isn't too much text on each page for him to sit though (but it's interesting enough for me to like it) and he loves the illustrations and pointing to Daisy to say "Duck!" The lessons in the book can be learned as he gets older, so it's a good book to grow with.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful 7 Nov. 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
These books are a pleasure to read and to look at !
This series of books are the favourite with my 9 month old daughter and me ! We have been enjoying these books for about four months now. I even recite them to my little girl when we are out walking to squeals of delight.
I have borrowed a lot of books from the library, so you could say I have done a lot of "road testing". I find the Daisy series to be in a different league to everything else. The illustrations in the Daisy series are delightful and the words are like poetry.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Daisy is delightful 16 Oct. 2002
By Elizabeth Bennett - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Daisy is a lovely little duck, winsomely illustrated... and she just can't help exploring her world. As a result, she loses track of her momma. When she discovers her loss, she becomes fearful. The author has managed to portray the isolation of the little duck and the dangers around her in a very simple but vivid way. Happily, Daisy is united with her momma after a few pages; however, enough time lapses that my 2 year old son beomes anxious about Daisy and her predictament. We cannot read the text as written and we focus on the happy reunion at the end. Even then, he goes on and on (for hours) about "Daisy stay close to momma" as he clutches my hand.
If your child does not demonstrate any separation anxiety, this book will be probably be great for him or her at any age. However, you may want to wait until your child is old enough to be comfortable with the content before you read this book (unlike us). As Jane Simmons' illustrations of this little duck are not to be missed, check out her other books if you have concerns about this one.
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