Daisy Comes Home

Daisy Comes Home

by Jan Brett


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A hertwarming tale from the beloved author of The Mitten

Mei Mei has the six happiest hens in China. She gives them treats and fresh hay baths, and when she calls to them-gu gu gu gu gu!-they all run to her as fast as they can. But one of the hens, Daisy, is not always so happy. The other hens pick on Daisy and push her off the perch every night, knowing that she is too small to stand up to them. Then one day Daisy accidentally drifts out onto the river in a basket and must quickly learn how to survive. When Daisy finds her way home, this plucky little hen is no longer afraid.
Jan Brett and her husband, Joe, traveled with their daughter-in-law, Yun, and her husband, Sean, to China, the land where Yun was born. During this trip, Jan found the inspiration for Daisy's story.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142402702
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 02/01/2005
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 266,012
Product dimensions: 9.92(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.14(d)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

With over thirty four million books in print, Jan Brett is one of the nation's foremost author illustrators of children's books. Jan lives in a seacoast town in Massachusetts, close to where she grew up. During the summer her family moves to a home in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts.


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Brett, known for her intricate designs and her engaging artwork, outdoes herself in this story set in modern-day China. (Booklist, starred review)

The elegance of the illustrations gains a touch of whimsy as Brett hides some surprises in the distant mountains. (Publishers Weekly)

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Daisy Comes Home 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
bsalomon on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Dasiy is a hen on Mei Mei's yard in China. She is picked on by the other hens when it is time to go to sleep. Daisy is not able to claim her spot on the roost of the henhouse until she goes on an unexpected journey. This is a great way to bring culture into the classroom. This is a classic story on not letting bullies pick on you, with a twist of culture. Great read aloud book for ages 1st through 5th, with great illustrations. The bottom of each page has different patterns that give us the visual of a different culture. Also, there are two little pictures on each side of the big picture that show what is happening somewhere else and forshadows whats to come.
jlowens4 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading the book, "Daisy Comes Home." I would read this book to second or third grade. The book takes place in China. The story is about a hen who gets lost. The hens were called happy hens and they produced brown eggs for their owner to sell. Daisy was their owners favorite because all the other hens picked on her. That night the other hens had pushed her sleeping basket out into the lake. Daisy floated away and a fishman found her. The nest day when their owner went to market to sell the eggs she saw daisy with the fisherman and got her back. When she came home the other hens tried to pick on her again but she stood up to them and now they all get along. i think that this book would be really good if you are dicussing different cultures. The book showed a chinese market and village, and that is not something out typical elementary class would see everyday. The book also had the lesson not to pick on others and how it hurts their feelings. All in all I really thought this was a good book.
LacyPalmer on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This story is about a chicken named Daisy who is constantly picked on by the other hens. One night she decides to sleep somewhere else and ends up down the river with all sorts of different adventures along the way. In the end, she learns to defend herself and not allow the other chickens to push her around.
wturnbull06 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is a good example of fantasy because the hens are given feeling and emotions that you wouldn¿t actually know they had. From those feeling the story tells and adventure of a lost hen finding her beloved owner.
kmsmith13 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a great book to teach students that bullying is wrong. It talks about a hen who is bullied and how she overcomes the bullying. So, this book not only teaches the bullying is bad, but it also teaches students that are being bullied to stand up for themselves. This might be a great book for a class that is having bully issues. The illustrations are very colorful and each page has a small picture of what will happen on the next page in the bottom corner. This is great because students can attempt to guess what is going to happen next before they read it.
ecugary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This adventure story has several possible lessons for young readers to learn. Young readers can learn the importance of taking care of animals and people that can¿t defend or care for themselves and they also learn the importance of self defense. A Chinese girl loses one of her chickens who embark on a journey to return home. Each step of the adventure places the chicken in another precarious situation. The final struggle comes at the hand of a man that is tired of eating fish and is going to have a ¿tender young chicken¿ instead. After surviving this final obstacle, the chicken returns home where she shows the others that she learned to defend herself and won¿t take any abuse.The illustrations add to the story tremendously. It might survive as a wordless picture book. The story would make a great starting point for a choices and consequences unit.
RebeccaMichelet on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In China there is a girl owns hens, and sells their eggs in the market. The hens she own are known in the town as ¿happy hens.¿ There was one hen, Daisy, who was always bullied by the other hens; so one night she went to sleep in a basket. The basket began traveling down the river while Daisy was still inside it. While on the river, she met and scared off various animals. Her journey continued until she bumped into a fisherman, who decided to sell her. Meanwhile, the girl looked for the hen everywhere before leaving to sell her eggs. One of her friends finds the girl selling eggs, and tells her the fisherman has her hen. The girl then goes and tries to get Daisy back, but the fisherman refuses to give up the hen. So the girl uses the same call she used every day to call Daisy over, and then they both head home. That night in the coop Daisy was no longer bullied by the other hens.
EstherGalarza on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is an Author Ilustrator book, great to teach Chinese culture to young readers
Anonymous More than 1 year ago