It’s Daisy’s birthday and she’s having a special birthday treat! Mum has invited her best friends, Gabby and Dylan, on a trip to the zoo – and, best of all, Mum has arranged for Daisy to go into the actual penguin cage with the actual zoo keeper and FEED actual penguins! REAL ACTUAL PENGUINS! With actual beaks and everything!! Trouble is, Daisy doesn’t just feed the penguins, she ‘adopts’ one to take home and everything.
PRAISE for Daisy and the Trouble with Life: ‘Perfect for confident readers’ – The Bookseller About the Author.
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 award-winning Eat Your Peas and four more titles in the acclaimed Daisy series, as well as Our Twitchy and Billy’s Bucket, illustrated by Garry Parsons, winner of the Red House Children’s Book Award for Younger Readers. He also works as a freelance advertising copy writer. Garry Parsons studied Fine Art at Brighton College and after that he went on to study illustration. His picture books include Billy’s Bucket, winner of the 2004 Children’s Book Award, Krong!, winner of the Words Out! Picture Book Prize, and G.E.M. by Jane Clarke. He has also illustrated George’s Secret Key by Lucy and Stephen Hawking. He lives in London. Nick Sharratt has written and illustrated many books for children. Pants, written by Giles Andreae, won the 2003 Children’s Book Award and The Hundred-Mile-An-Hour Dog by Jeremy Strong won it in 1997. He is the illustrator of all Jacqueline Wilson’s prize-winning children’s novels and his work appears in Playdays and Cosmopolitan. He lives in Brighton.