Come Along, Daisy!

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Karyn Wellhousen, Common Sense Media
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Daisy learns a lesson when separated from mom.

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The parents' guide to what's in this book.

Violence & Scariness

Daisy becomes separated from her mother.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this universal tale of a toddler who loses track of her mother is written in an easy-to-read style. Some preschoolers may be frightened, but rest assured that there's a happy resolution.

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Parent of a 7 year old Written byeswanson April 9, 2008

Gentle reminder ,,,

... of why kids have to stay close to their parents. It's scary for one or two pages - just enough to get the point across - but has a happy ending.

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What's the story?

Come along! Stay close! These protective warnings are repeated to toddlers everywhere, but most, like Daisy the duck, are too preoccupied to pay attention. Daisy learns a valuable lesson when she becomes separated from her mother, and young readers will too.

Mother Duck consistently reminds Daisy to stay close to her for safety. Even though Daisy makes an effort, she is easily distracted by the wildlife around her and becomes fascinated by fish, dragonflies, and frogs. When Daisy realizes she is alone, the pond takes on a frightening appearance until Mother Duck returns for her.

Is it any good?

One of children's greatest fears is getting lost; young readers may experiences a few suspenseful moments until Daisy and her mother are happily reunited. Daisy ignores her mother's frequent reminders to stay close by and becomes intrigued with the wildlife on the pond. 

COME ALONG, DAISY is clearly a picture storybook, but includes features of an easy-to-read book designed for beginning readers, such as large print, limited vocabulary, and illustration cues. The illustrations remain a major focal point. Broad strokes of green and blue paint bleed to the edges of each page, providing a feel of a pond, with its reeds and lily pads. The main character is shown from a variety of interesting vantage points including underwater, from the sky, as well as eye level.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about getting lost. Kids: Have you ever worried you had gotten lost? What did you do? What should you do if you ever lose sight of your parents? How can you avoid getting lost?

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