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Author: Zuill, Andrea
Publisher: Sterling
Year Published: 2018
ISBN: 9781454922933
Grades: Grade 1, Grade 2, Kindergarten

Marigold & Daisy

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My life was good.
Then my little sister, Daisy, was born.
A snail, named Marigold, lives a charmed life as an only child, until her little sister is born.  Everyone in the garden, from her parents to praying mantis to bees, thinks her everything her baby sister does is cute.  However, Marigold thinks otherwise: she finds her sister annoying, always following her around until a bee bullies Marigold.  No one is more surprised when Daisy speaks up for her older sister, revealing how Daisy truly feels about Marigold. Like most sibling rivalry, sisters may not get along until one of the family members is threatened.  One year later…. Marigold and Daisy meet their new twin brothers. Hopefully, the author will write another adventure of this snail family. The witty dialogue is especially engaging, showing the humour of family relationships.  Set in a garden, this book is illustrated from the visual perspective of animals living in such an environment.
Highly recommended for Alberta’s Grade 1 Social Studies: My Home, My School, and My Community Grade 2 Science: Small Flying and Crawling Animals and anti-bullying programs.

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