Room Enough for Daisy
Daisy is a kid with clutter issues. She can't get rid of anything and she wants new stuff for her birthday.
This colourful picture book, written with Debby Waldman, is based on a central European folk tale about a house that's too small. Room Enough for Daisy raises gentle questions about consumerism.
Named as one of January Magazine's Best Books of 2011
Available as hardcover, audiobook, e-book and pdf.
Rita offers two different presentations with this picture book:
Recycling a Folk Tale for Grades 1 - 3
How to Write a Picture Book for Grade 5 – 9
Waldman and Feutl imbue the story with a light tone, powerful message, and realistic characters. Revell's illustrations...are a treat for the eyes.
--Sarah Sorensen, Quill & Quire
Room Enough for Daisy is bright and bold and perfectly engaging....[T]he moral here is present but not overwhelming and the illustrations are colorful, bright and offer young readers lots to look at. This is a very good book for young children in every way.
--Monica Stark, January Magazine
The story provide[s] plenty of topics for discussion, including how to donate and recycle unwanted items, learning to appreciate what you have and more is not always better.
The child comes to understand that less is more and to love the sense of space in her neater room. This title will be great for discussions about greed, entitlement, and charity. An accurate description of Mitzvah Day is included.
--Anne Beier, School Library Journal
Room Enough for Daisy does a good job of conveying the message of less is more. A quality book worth purchasing....Good literary merit.
--Southwestern Ohio and Neighboring Libraries