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Daisylocks needs a home that is just right. She asks Wind to help her find the perfect habitat to spread her roots, and he accepts the challenge. Wind blows Daisylocks to the plain, the mountain and the wetland. She objects to each place one by one too cold, too hard, too wet. Daisylocks is not ready to give up! They try the humid rainforest and then the warm beach; those ...more
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Published February 10th 2014 by Arbordale Publishing
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Dianna
Feb 20, 2014 Dianna rated it really liked it
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The title character of Daisylocks is a daisy seed. She doesn't want to be planted in a garden, so she asks the wind to blow her around until she finds a better place. The wind agrees, but nowhere Daisylocks goes is "just right." She travels around to many different climates and soil types, but of course ends up back where she started, which is the best place for her after all.

This is non-fiction masquerading as a story. I don't have a problem with this; both my children love facts. My four-year-
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Barbara
When Daisylocks, a daisy, isn't happy with where she's been planted, the wind kindly blows her to other places. But it turns out that each place is too hot, too wet, too hard or simply just not right in some way. Of course, Daisylocks will remind readers of Goldilocks and her indecision about porridge and places to sit and sleep, and readers will not be surprised that she eventually ends up right where she started. The illustrations are filled with rich colors and lovingly show each habitat to i ...more
Wayne S.
Mar 10, 2014 Wayne S. rated it it was amazing
Do you remember Goldilocks and the three bears, and how Goldilocks never seemed satisfied with the bowls porridge, the rocking chairs, and the beds? Daisylocks is a daisy seed who isn’t satisfied with where she’s being planted, so she asks the Wind to help her find the perfect habitat to spread her roots. So Wind blows her to the hot, dry desert; the cold, frozen tundra, where there are three polar bears; the top of a mountain; the Everglades wetland; the humid tropical rainforest; and the sandy ...more
Dena (Batch of Books)
May 09, 2014 Dena (Batch of Books) rated it really liked it
Once again, I've been impressed with the quality of books that Arbordale Publishing has put out this spring. My kids like this particular book because it's about a daisy seed that is looking for a good place to set down roots and call home. With spring deciding to show up, it's the perfect book to spark the kiddos' imaginations and get them thinking about nature.

It's more than just a book about spring, however. Daisylocks travels on the wind to different geographical areas and tries them all out
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Mymcbooks
Feb 23, 2014 Mymcbooks rated it it was amazing
My Review: Daisylocks is a story about a seed that doesn’t want to be planted in a garden. She felt that there must be a better place where she can live and thrive. So she asked the wind to help find her a better place by blowing the seeds from place to place until she was happy. Plants need a better place to grow. They need to absorb nutrients and water from a healthy soil and be free of weeds and rocks.

There are 4 pages of learning activities where children can learn about plants basic needs l
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ACS Book-finder
Apr 24, 2014 ACS Book-finder rated it it was amazing
The illustrations throughout this book are outstanding. The pictures grab your heart.

Daisylocks is a a plant looking for the right place to take root and grow healthy. Throughout this book Daisylocks searches all over the world trying to find that certain, perfect place. She doesn't believe that where she was planted is the best location for her. Through many discoveries and environments she realizes that where she was first planted is after all the perfect spot for her to flourish.

I recommend t
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Kelsey
Apr 26, 2014 Kelsey rated it it was ok
Age: Preschool-1st grade
Nature: Seeds

Daisylocks is a tiny seed that asks the wind to transport her to grow in a new landscape but she finds that these distant lands aren't quite what she needs. While the story line is a cute one, the incorporation of nonfiction facts feels clunky and sometimes out of place. In the middle of the book, Daisylocks tells the wind that she needs to be cultivated by hand not by the wind. The story line then continues on as the wind tries to find the seed a new home--b
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Daisylocks, written by renowned children's book author, Marianne Berkes, is the story of a daisy seed that is carried along by the wind in her quest to find the perfect place to grow. As Daisylocks floats from place to place around the world she encounters various climates, soil conditions and other factors that will affect her ability to take root and grow. Illustrations by Cathy Morrison are simply magical in this book that is an excellent resource for teachers in classroom settings, and would ...more
Mary
This is a great narrative about the types of ecosystems that exist and why each one is important for each type of plant. It is interesting enough for a child to read, but also informative. The pictures are beautiful, and I especially enjoyed the personification of the daisy seed and the wind.
Sheila Craan
Sep 11, 2014 Sheila Craan rated it it was amazing
I love this book. It's educational and entertaining. I enjoyed the way the wind communicated with the seed. Finally, the seed made an awesome decision and decided where she was planted was the best place in the world for her to spread her roots.
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Realistic drawings help students learn about how the wind spreads seeds.
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