Daisy and the Dirty Dozen


Children - Animals
34 Pages
Reviewed on 11/05/2019
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Reviewed by Liz Konkel for Readers' Favorite

Daisy and the Dirty Dozen by Brian Wallace is a sweet true story about a duck that decides to make a backyard her home for her twelve ducklings. One day Mr. Wallace sees a duck in his pool and discovers that the duck has decided to take up residence in the backyard. It’s soon decided to name the little duck Daisy. After several failed attempts to keep her out, he finally gives up and lets the duck make herself at home. Then one day he hears some peeps from the bushes and it’s discovered that Daisy has hatched twelve ducklings. Mr. Wallace and his wife enjoy the company of the duck family until a couple of weeks later they go off to embark on a new adventure.

Brian Wallace delivers a sweet tale about the antics of one little duck, which includes swimming in the pool and quacking at night. The illustrations are full color and contain a keen eye for detail which is used to bring these adorable little ducks to life. The story weaves through Wallace’s attempts to keep the duck out of the pool with humorous ploys with pool toys, but each of these was a failure. Wallace comes to love having Daisy there and her presence soon becomes something he and his wife look forward to. Children will love watching Daisy teaching her ducklings how to swim in the pond and run away from the dog. The connection between the Wallaces and the ducks becomes a sweet bond that shows through the later scenes in the book as the two sip their coffee by the pool and play the ukulele for their enjoyment while word of the ducks spreads so everyone comes to see them. The writing has plenty of humor throughout from the duck antics to the Wallaces naming their little flock the Dirty Dozen. Daisy and the Dirty Dozen will be a delightful treat for parents to share with their children; the sweet tale of a duck that children will completely fall in love with.