Steve Voake is the author of the first book in the Daisy Dawson series, Daisy Dawson Is on Her Way! He was a teacher before he became a full-time writer. Steve Voake lives in Somerset, England. Jessica Meserve is a designer and children's book illustrator. She lives in Edmonton, Canada.
Gr 1-3-Daisy's ability to listen and talk to animals comes in handy for her habitat project: taking a picture of the shy otters that live in the river by her home. Boom the dog and Cyril the squirrel accompany her on her outing, which involves going across Darkwater Stump to get to the otters and then weathering a storm on the way home. Daisy is a likable heroine-she is smart and compassionate. Animal lovers will enjoy her and her friends. The one problem with the book is that the reading level is too high for the children who will most appreciate the story. Daisy does make a great read-aloud though, and the frequent black-and-white illustrations add interest and visual appeal.-Katie Cerasale-Messina, AC Whelan Elementary School, Revere, MA Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.