Daisy

Daisy

When Daisy the warthog's classmates tease her, she finds comfort collecting lost and forgotten things. She knows they're special - and soon she meets a friend who knows it too.

Daisies seem so simple on the surface, but when you look closely you see their hidden beauty.
That's what Daisy the warthog's mom always says, and it's the reason she got her name. But when Daisy goes to school, she doesn't feel like her name. The other kids, Rose, Violet, and Petunia, make fun of her and call her Thistle.

Daisy spends a lot of time with her head down, but she doesn't need her classmates to have fun. When she looks at the forest floor, she starts to find all sorts of treasures, beautiful things that were once special and have since been forgotten. The other kids might make fun of her pastime, but it turns out she's not the only one who appreciates the hidden beauty of forgotten things when she meets a like-minded new friend.

With vibrant, sun-dappled art, this is a book for any kid who has trouble fitting in and marches to the beat of their own drum, from the acclaimed author and creator of Boats for Papa, Laundry Day, and Henry and Bea.

A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

Title:Daisy
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780823446506
Format Type:

    Daisy Reviews

  • Barbara

    This one is a 3.5 for me, and it certainly encourages readers to give a second look to individuals and objects that they might have overlooked. With watercolor and pencil illustrations filled with gre...

  • Abigail

    Daisy the warthog endures some cruel classroom bullies in this sweet new picture-book from talented author/illustrator Jessixa Bagley. Ridiculed for her name - the other animals tell her she looks mor...

  • Wendy Kendall

    Wouldn't it be lovely to be named after a pretty flower? Dear little Daisy is named after her mother's favorite flower. She's sad when she starts school and discovers that some of the other students d...

  • Jordan Vinson

    "Daisy, a quiet warthog, is named for hermother’s favorite flower: “They seemplain, but when you look closer you seetheir beauty.” Daisy knows a thing or twoabout finding beauty in what appearso...

  • Lisa

    Daisy is a young warthog. Her mama named her after her favorite flower, because they seem plain, but when you look closer they are beautiful. But the kids at school don't see her beauty and they tease...

  • Molly Cluff (Library!)

    Darling, cozy illustrations make this book extra charming. I especially loved how imaginative little Daisy's woodland fort that she decorated with all her treasures--those pictures made my heart so ha...

  • Raven Black

    I was getting into this book right up until the end, then, "Okay. Odd." However, I adore the illustrations. I love the characters looks, the world around them and the cover tells you all about the col...

  • Hannah Engle

    Grade: 3rdLexile Level: 520-820LDescription: “Daisies seem so simple on the surface, but when you look closely you see their hidden beauty.”That’s what Daisy the warthog’s mom always says, and...

  • Britt

    One of the most beautiful stories I’ve read in a long time with some of the most gorgeous illustrations I’ve ever seen. Daisy shows us the value in what others may perceive as worthless, and remin...

  • Marcia

    While Daisy is named for a beautiful flower, the little wild boar doesn't fit in. With her head hung low so searches the forest floor for abandoned treasures. She meets a friend, who also delights in ...