I love children’s books. I know I have mentioned that in the past on my blog. I have a collection of books that belonged to me when I was a child. I kept them to share with my children and future grandchildren. Even though my kids are getting old I still enjoy children’s books. I still collect them to share with my grandchildren and to read to other children.
I recently received a children’s book to review called What About Daisy? This is one of those rare times that a children’s book has made me CRY! Not tears of sadness but rather tears of happiness. The only other books that made me react that way were I’ll Always Love You by Hans Wilhelm and Love You Forever by Robert Munsch. There is another book that made me feel weepy. I can’t remember what it was called (I believe it had two rabbits on the cover).
What About Daisy? is the story of Ms. Didi who cares for rescue dogs (Ms. Didi is a dog herself). She cares for rescue puppies and finds them good homes when they are old enough.
Ms. Didi found it easy to find “forever homes” for the current litter of puppies she was caring for, all except one, Daisy. Daisy was not like the other puppies. She didn’t play or chase balls. There appeared to be something “wrong” with Daisy. It turns out that Daisy was both deaf and blind.
Ms. Didi knew she had to find a forever home for Daisy and went on a journey to find a family who would want to adopt a special dog like Daisy. Sadly the people they encountered laughed at Dasiy or thought she was diseased in some way and wanted nothing to do with her.
One day Ms. Didi and Daisy met a three legged cat name Louie. Louie had an idea that would help Daisy find a forever family. Together the trio set off to find Daisy her forever home.
Did Daisy ever find a family who would want to adopt a blind and deaf puppy? To find out you’ll have to pick up a copy of What About Daisy?
The moral of the story is simple, “Everyone deserves to be loved and accepted.”
Daisy is actually a real dog. She really is blind and deaf. Thankfully she does have a forever home with author Maryam Faresh and her partner Bruce Meade. The couple adopted Daisy three years ago at only 3 months old. Louie the cat, who is featured in the book, is their first special needs rescue animal.
There is an entire website dedicated to this book and this very special dog. When you have the chance please visit www.WhatAboutDaisy.com. There you will learn more about the book, special charities the author is involved in, videos of Daisy, fun stuff for kids and a gallery of amazing animals just like Daisy.
What about Daisy is a touching, heart warming story that will make your heart smile and tears well up in your eyes. It was very touching and made me want to go out and adopt a special needs pet too. I did a post about special needs animals a while back. Here is the link, https://www.shescribes.com/2010/09/petfinders-adopt-a-less-adoptable-pet-week-sept-19th-25th.html.
If you are an animal lover and are looking to share an inspiring story with your child, pick up a copy of What About Daisy? which is available on the official website and on Amazon.
You can also follow Daisy on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/pages/What-about-Daisy/197456760284968, and on www.Twitter.com/WhatAboutDaisy.
I even found a person on Etsy who sells Daisy and Ms. Didi plush animals. You can find them here, http://www.etsy.com/listing/62704623/what-about-daisy-daisy-stuffed-animal.
*I received a sample copy of this book. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own.