Daisy's Big Dig by Angie Morgan
  

Daisy's Big Dig

Written by Angie Morgan

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This lovely picturebook celebrates the pleasures of community (and vegetable gardens) in a satisfying story that has something of a fairy tale to it, while remaining totally down-to-earth. Daisy is friends with everyone on her street, but her neighbours never talk to each other. So when old Mr Hofmeister hurts his back and can’t dig his garden, it’s up to Daisy to come up with a plan. Her solution is to organise a digging party – with tea and cakes. Everyone comes, everyone makes friends, and her neighbours’ lives are all changed for the better. Angie Morgan’s artwork mixes watercolour and collage to great effect, bringing Magnolia Street vividly to life. ~ Andrea Reece

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Daisy's Big Dig by Angie Morgan

No one really knows each other in Daisy's street. But when Mr Hofmeister falls ill, she is determined to help him out and get the neighbours involved. Invitations go out, hinting at buried treasure, and one special day the two Daves, the Lemming family, Mrs Benjamin and Professor Flowerdew all come together to dig the old man's garden and look for the treasure. And do they find treasure? Well yes, but not quite what anyone expected!

Reviews

cheerful, detailed drawings -- Nicolette Jones Sunday Times Culture Supplement

What a wonderful treat for KS1 pupils! A modern fairy tale, a book full of community spirit that will melt the heart of every cynic. School Librarian

A lovely story. Armadillo Magazine

Friendly, happy and positive story. Carousel

our pupils delighted in the vision [Angie Morgan] conjured up Reading Quest

About the Author

Angie Morgan

Angie Morgan has been writing and illustrating books for children since 2010. She lives in Bath with her husband and (currently) four chickens and likes gardening, car karaoke, frothy coffee and oranges. She also collects bright coloured notebooks which she carries everywhere as she never knows when inspiration will strike.

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Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Angie Morgan
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Author's Website

www.angiemorgan.co/

Publisher

Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Publication date

1st January 2015

ISBN

9781847804631

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