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Daisylocks needs a home that is just right. She asks Wind to help her find the perfect habitat to spread her roots, and he accepts the challenge. Wind blows Daisylocks to the plain, the mountain and the wetland. She objects to each place one by one—too cold, too hard, too wet. Daisylocks is not ready to give up! They try the humid rainforest and then the warm beach; those are not just right either. Will Wind find the perfect climate and soil for Daisylocks to place her roots and grow into a beautiful flower? This fictional story includes a 4-page For Creative Minds section in the back of the book and a 21-page cross-curricular Teaching Activity Guide online. Daisylocks is vetted by experts and designed to encourage parental engagement. Its extensive back matter helps teachers with time-saving lesson ideas, provides extensions for science, math, and social studies units, and uses inquiry-based learning to help build critical thinking skills in young readers. The Spanish translation supports ELL and dual-language programs. The interactive ebook reads aloud in both English and Spanish with word highlighting and audio speed control to promote oral language skills, fluency, pronunciation, text engagement, and reading comprehension.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781628552065
Publisher: Arbordale Publishing
Publication date: 02/10/2014
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 1,237,970
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: AD640L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Award-winning author Marianne Berkes (Daisylocks) is a retired teacher and librarian who turned her love of nature and teaching into writing informational picture books. In addition to Anybody Home?, The Tree That Bear Climbed and the award-winning Animalogy for Arbordale, some of Marianne's other recent and award-winning titles include: Going Home, The Mystery of Animal Migration; Over in the Ocean, in a Coral Reef; Over in the Jungle, a Rainforest Rhyme; Going Around the Sun, Some Planetary Fun, What's in the Garden?, and The Swamp Where Gator Hides. Visit her website: www.MarianneBerkes.com.

Cathy Morrison may have started her art career in animation but she soon fell in love with illustrating children's books and has been doing so for 20 years. Cathy has illustrated Daisylocks, Nature Recycles: How About You?, Three Little Beavers, Animalogy: Animal Analogies, Dino Tracks, and Dino Treasures for Arbordale. Other titles Cathy has illustrated include Ignacio's Chair, and the Young Patriots Series including Alexander Hamilton, Young Statesman; Frederick Douglass, Young Defender of Human Rights; and Juliette Low, Girl Scout Founder. Cathy works from her home overlooking a beautiful view of the Mummy Range, on the northern side of Rocky Mountain National Park. Check out Cathy's blog: www.cathymorrison.blogspot.com

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Daisylocks 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Literary_Classics_Reviews More than 1 year ago
Daisylocks, written by renowned children's book author, Marianne Berkes, is the story of a daisy seed that is carried along by the wind in her quest to find the perfect place to grow. As Daisylocks floats from place to place around the world she encounters various climates, soil conditions and other factors that will affect her ability to take root and grow. Illustrations by Cathy Morrison are simply magical in this book that is an excellent resource for teachers in classroom settings, and would be a terrific selection for home and school libraries.
book4children More than 1 year ago
Once again, I've been impressed with the quality of books that Arbordale Publishing has put out this spring. My kids like this particular book because it's about a daisy seed that is looking for a good place to set down roots and call home. With spring deciding to show up, it's the perfect book to spark the kiddos' imaginations and get them thinking about nature. It's more than just a book about spring, however. Daisylocks travels on the wind to different geographical areas and tries them all out. She goes to the desert, the jungle, the beach, and so forth. The illustrations give kids a visual to go along with Daisylock's travels. They show the wildlife and vegetation in each location. Kids get a wonderful sense of place and atmosphere as the little seed tries out the ground in each area. The story is simple and designed to inform kids about geography and springtime. It's another good book for the classroom or homeschoolers. There is a section in the back that offers additional information on plants, their habitats, and what they need to grow. For more activities and information, you can visit the publisher's website.
ACS_Book_Blogger More than 1 year ago
The illustrations throughout this book are outstanding. The pictures grab your heart. Daisylocks is a a plant looking for the right place to take root and grow healthy. Throughout this book Daisylocks searches all over the world trying to find that certain, perfect place. She doesn't believe that where she was planted is the best location for her. Through many discoveries and environments she realizes that where she was first planted is after all the perfect spot for her to flourish. I recommend this book to everyone! It is an amazing story and might be my favorite children's book! (rev. B.Barlow, Parent) DISCLOSURE: A complimentary copy of Daisylocks was provided by the publisher, Abordale Publishing, in exchange for our honest review. Opinions expressed are solely those of the reviewer. No compensation was received for the review.
HomeSchoolBookReview More than 1 year ago
Do you remember Goldilocks and the three bears, and how Goldilocks never seemed satisfied with the bowls porridge, the rocking chairs, and the beds? Daisylocks is a daisy seed who isn’t satisfied with where she’s being planted, so she asks the Wind to help her find the perfect habitat to spread her roots. So Wind blows her to the hot, dry desert; the cold, frozen tundra, where there are three polar bears; the top of a mountain; the Everglades wetland; the humid tropical rainforest; and the sandy beach. However, these landscapes are just too hot, too cold, too hard, too soft, too crowded, or too sandy. Where will Daisylocks wind up? Will she ever find the perfect climate and soil to place her roots and grow into a beautiful flower? Author Marianne Berkes and illustrator Cathy Morrison combine to pack a lot of fascinating and eye-catching material about nature for youngsters in Daisylocks. Not only are there descriptions of the different kinds of Earth habitats with colorful pictures of the kinds of plants and animals which inhabit each of them, but there is also a discussion of the difference between perennials and annuals. Do you know which kind a daisy is? The “For Creative Minds” pages in the back include additional information on plants, including their basic needs and their parts, and a couple of matching exercises about habitats and plants. And there are even more teaching activities available at the publisher’s website. Remembering Goldilocks and the three bears, children will be eager to find the other scene in the book, besides the cover, that shows three bears.