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Reviewed by Joy Hannabass for Readers' Favorite
Daisy was one of several puppies in a special litter of her mommy dog. All of Daisy’s brothers and sisters were full of energy and knew just what they wanted to be when they were adopted out to their new homes. All except Daisy. Daisy was lazy and just wanted to plop down wherever she was and do nothing. When the time came for the puppies to be adopted, everyone found new homes and families except Daisy, leaving her mommy puzzled at what to do about her lazy puppy. Then one day a little girl came by with her daddy looking for a new puppy. When her dad saw how lazy Daisy was, he wanted to go find another puppy, one with more energy. But Mattie loved Daisy just like she was, and wanted her for her very own puppy. But what will happen when Mattie takes Daisy home? Will she continue her lazy streak or will she find something that will fit her personality?
I really enjoyed this little story about Daisy and her sibling puppies. The story teaches children a valuable lesson, that everyone has a purpose in life, just the way they are. Mattie is like most children and loved Daisy, despite her lack of energy and wanting to just be lazy. And Daisy finally finds something that she can accomplish, not needing a lot of energy to do her task. And though I love the story, the illustrations just don’t pop out at me like I feel they should. Illustrations are a vital part of a children’s book, and I just don’t know if these will capture the attention of small children. But the story is wonderful, well-written and one that all children need to read.