A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this book.
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.
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.