Daisy And The Trouble With Life by Kes Gray

Daisy And The Trouble With Life

Written by Kes Gray
Illustrated by Nick Sharratt
Part of the Daisy Fiction Series

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Daisy’s problems are legion – and familiar! Life is just so unfair! She is grounded and that means her life is quite impossibly boring. But, should she have been grounded in the first place? Listen to Daisy tell her own story in this fresh, first person narrative.


Daisy And The Trouble With Life by Kes Gray

In Daisy's guide to life, nothing is quite black and white. Daisy's got ever so much time to think about what she's done. Really, it wasn't her fault. If her pocket money hadn't run out, who knew that it had invisible red germs that are so totally teensy and that Auntie Sue says give you tummy trouble?

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Daisy, with her perfectly round face, determined, beady eyes and sever Joan of Arc coif, is a veritable icon of juvenile intransigence * Publishers Weekly * Full of humour, this is great for newly confident readers * The Children's Bookseller * This is a great book to encourage new readers and to bring on those who enjoyed the previous Daisy books * Waterstone's Books Quarterly * I would recommend this book * Junior Education * Highly recommended * The School Librarian *

About the Author

Kes Gray

In a career spanning twenty years Kes Gray has written many television advertising campaigns, most notably for Carling Black Label, Prudential and NSPCC.

Kes loves to write and in 1997 a one month sabbatical produced his first and most acclaimed picture book to date, Eat Your Peas. Published in 2000 it became the first picture book in ten years to win the coveted overall prize at the 2001 Federation of Childrens Book Awards. The same year it won the overall prize at Sheffield, was picture book category winner at Stockport and the Experian Big 3 Awards. In 2002 Eat Your Peas was shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award. He is also the author for Oi Frog! and titles in the acclaimed Daisy young fiction series - all illustrated by Nick Sharratt. Kes Gray was noted by the Independent as one of the top ten children's authors in the UK in 2003. Billy Bucket was winner of the Red House C hildren's Book Award for Younger Readers. Kes lives in Essex with his wife and children.

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240 pages


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Random House Children's Books

Publication date

5th July 2007




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