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  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409014935
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 240

Daisy and the Trouble with Life




Daisy's guide to life - cheeky, extremely readable and very funny young fiction

The trouble with life is it's SOOOOOOOOO unfair. Daisy's been grounded. No HOPPING or SKIPPING, FLYING or PARACHUTING. She's lucky she's even been allowed out of her bedroom after what she's done. But what HAS she done that is SOOOOOOOOOOO naughty? You'll have to read the book to find out!

Daisy and the Trouble with Life features Daisy's hilarious musings about the trouble with everything, from her goldfish Freddie who thinks it's a dolphin, to the school name-caller Jack Beechwhistle, and hosepipes that don't do as they're told. Now, if only Daisy can find a word to rhyme with hippopotamus, she and Gabby can magic next door's cat into a hippo.

When she's un-grounded and off the loo, of course . . .

  • Pub date: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409014935
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 240

About the Authors

Kes Gray

KES GRAY was noted by the Independent as one of the top ten children's authors in the UK in 2003. He is the author of the bestselling DAISY books, including the award-winning EAT YOUR PEAS, and BILLY BUCKET was winner of the Red House Children's Book Award for Younger Readers.

Nick Sharratt

Nick Sharratt has written and illustrated many books for children including Shark in the Park, You Choose and Pants. He has won numerous awards for his picture books, including the Sheffield Children's Book Award and the 2001 Children's Book Award. He has also enjoyed stellar success illustrating Jacqueline Wilson's books. Nick lives in Brighton.

Garry Parsons

Garry Parsons is an award-winning illustrator of books for children, including the bestselling The Dinosaur That Pooped series. Garry’s illustrations have accompanied the words of many prestigious picture-book authors, including Kes Gray, Ian Whybrow and Peter Bently. He has also illustrated the popular fiction series The Dragonsitter by Josh Lacey and the space adventure series George’s Secret Key to the Universe by Lucy and Stephen Hawking for slightly older readers. Garry lives in London with his young family and old dog.


Praise for Daisy and the Trouble with Life

“Daisy, with her perfectly round face, determined, beady eyes and severe 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 Booksellers Buyers Guide

“Perfect for confident readers”

The 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

“A well-written and comical read”

The Big Issue Cymru

“I would recommend this book to children aged seven and above”

Junior Education

“Highly recommended”

School Librarian


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