"'Go get it, Daisy!'"
In DAISY GETS LOST, Daisy young human companion throws a blue ball into
the woods. Daisy gets distracted from retrieving the ball by a squirrel and
embarks upon a spirited chase that, predictably, ends with a tree. But
then Daisy is confused about which way is home. Daisy's young human is very
worried about Daisy's disappearance, and she loudly calls the dog's name.
Daisy proceeds to howl; the pair reunite; and this results in mega-hugs.
Stories about the early fears of losing something precious to us or of
becoming lost appear regularly in picture books for preschoolers. This one
certainly ranks among the best of the lot.
The illustrations here are consistent with those of the Caldecott-winning
A BALL FOR DAISY, with a couple of the spreads -- showing Daisy immersed
in the woods, the sunlight creating colors amidst the trees -- being out of
this world. A particular illustration here -- one that depicts Daisy with
her front paws up on the squirrel's tree in the instant that she realizes
her dilemma -- captures the emotion of that moment so perfectly, and is so
incredibly beautiful, that I want to frame it or something.
I can’t wait to see what Daisy does next!
Recommended by: Richie Partington, MLIS, Librarian, California USA