daisy Jessixa Bagley

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 PapaLaundry Day, and Henry and Bea.---from the publisher

40 pages                                                      978-0823446506                               Ages 5-8

Keywords:  warthog, teasing, self esteem, believing in yourself, acceptance, Social Emotional Learning, SEL, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old

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