With no daisies growing in its gardens, Daisy Street wasn’t living up to its name, so Grandpa and Grandma Jacobs decided to have a daisy planting day. Soon all the gardens, tubs and hanging baskets were full of daisies of all colours, but the best part was that the whole street now knew each other.
Daisy Street is a collection of stories about the people who live in Daisy Street. Each story is self contained, focussing on a different family. There are James and Emma who come to stay with Grandma and Grandpa Jacobs for the holidays and Danny, who is desperate to be different, as well as Anna who manages to lose a pot of Irish Stew.
These six stories are each different, but blend well together with gentle humour and plenty of warmth. Likely to appeal to children aged six to ten, these tales are suitable for newly independent readers as well as for reading aloud by parents or teachers.
Daisy Street, by Diana Chase
Fremantle Arts Centre Press, 2005