Book of the Week: Daisy Gets Lost

Book of the Week, Children's

Daisy Gets Lost by Chris Raschka (Received advanced copy from publisher at BEA 2013)

Published: October 2013 by Schwartz & Wade

Reasons Why I liked this book, and chose it as Book of the Week:

Daisy loves to play fetch. Back and forth, back and forth chasing that large blue ball.

Back and forth, back and forth until Daisy spots a small brown squirrel with an oversized tail.

Daisy prefers to chase after squirrel’s more than chasing balls.

The little squirrel doesn’t appear to be so scared of the white fluffy dog that is chasing behind it. Instead it seems amused. Just proving that squirrels are fuzzy troublemakers.

I love how this book is (mostly) wordless.

Daisy cannot climb trees, which really puts a hitch in her plan of actually “getting” the squirrel.

But Daisy doesn’t actually want to “get” the squirrel, she doesn’t want to do anything bad to it.

Daisy soon finds herself lost in the midst of the park in which she was playing. Her owner is scared.

So much so that she looks like she’s about to cry.

She goes to find Daisy, but all she finds is her big blue ball.

Daisy too is scared.

So much so that she cries out for help.

Because of her lost cries, Daisy’s owner eventually finds her.

They are reunited, and they are both happy! It shows on both of their faces.

I love how this book shows the relationship between humans and their pets.

Anyone who has a pet knows this. I personally do not have a pet, but I know what it feels like to love a pet like it’s my own.

I love the artwork that fills Daisy Gets Lost. It’s illustrated in true, classic Chris Raschka style.

Speaking of the illustrations, I particularly love the colors that Raschka used throughout the book: blue, yellow, green, brown, etc.. It’s all very Earth-y.

It’s a short and sweet read that will capture, not only reader’s attention, but their hearts as well. Beyond that, this is a book that young readers will love to read through over and over again.