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May 18 2009

Daisy Dawson and the big freeze by Steve Voake

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Walker, 2009.
(Ages 7-9) What is Daisy to do? Woolverton, the curious young lamb, has disappeared into the ice and snow and Ricky the sheep dog is off working. It looks like it is up to Daisy and her loyal pet dog Boom to venture into the dangerous woods and rescue Woolverton. Who will they encounter on their way and what will they find? And most importantly, will they bring Woolverton home safely?
The third in the Daisy Dawson series by English author, Steve Voake, this book continues telling Daisy's adventures. Daisy is an energetic and kind girl who possesses the ability to talk to animals. Her home and school life is warm and cosy, providing the backdrop for her safe but satisfying adventures. The early chapters chronicle Daisy's day at school in the snow, which while engaging, left this reader impatient for the main storyline to develop.
The good-sized print, short chapters and regular illustrations make this a good choice for newly independent readers. Its appeal will be mainly for girls, particularly those who enjoy animal stories in cosy and comfortable settings.
Rachel Flenley

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