Strike a Pose, Daizy Star
by Cathy Cassidy (Author)
Cathy Cassidy is best known for her books for readers of 9+, but her Daizy Star series for younger readers is growing in popularity all the time. And with its realistic, lovable characters, charming plotlines and gentle humour, it’s not hard to see why.
Daizy is a beguiling girl, smart and funny, and with her slightly manic home life, including a Goth big sister and a menagerie of odd pets, younger readers will find a lot to interest them in her story.
In this book, illustrated with excellent line drawings by Cassidy (an ex-art teacher), Daizy’s dad has decided to go ‘green’, landing himself in trouble with Daizy’s mum when he fills the front garden full of manure. Meanwhile Daizy has set her sights on becoming an ‘International Pre-Teen Top Model’, much to the amusement of her family. Rather sweetly, her best friends – Murphy, Beth and Willow – support her all the way, helping her learn to walk in makeshift heels. But when Daizy decides to entertain the residents at the Twilight Years Rest Home by putting on a fashion show (and showcasing her newly minted catwalk skills), things start to spiral out of control.
This is a warm, well-written tale with a strong family focus
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