Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Book review: "Daffodil" by Emily Jenkins

The illustrations in "Daffodil" are fairly cute and my 6-year-old daughter seems to like the story, but there are a few things that irritated me.

First, the author describes a yellow dress as being the color of "pee" not once, but twice. C'mon.

Second, she repeatedly uses the phrase "very extremely, hugely much." That's bad English, and not even that clever.

Finally, I'm not thrilled about a story in which the characters seem to care only about clothes. I try to teach my kids that it's only important who they are, not what they look like. But in this book the girls find happiness in wearing clothes they like. Not a great message.

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