Daisy the Daydreamer

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Daisy’s head is always in the clouds, but she still cares about things on the ground—she just needs to find her own way to prove it.

No matter where she is or what she’s doing, Daisy’s imagination kicks in to make things more interesting. Her braids become fishing rods; the teeter totter launches her into space; the swings let her fly like a superhero. Most of the time, it’s great fun. 

But sometimes it causes trouble. She folds the little brother she’s supposed to be feeding and feeds the socks she should fold. Worst of all, Daisy longs to be line leader on a field trip to the aquarium, but the job is reserved for whoever can listen best to a lesson on octopuses. As hard as she tries, Daisy just can’t keep the distracted clouds from rolling over her head.

Still, Daisy is determined to show her teacher what she’s learned, in a way that works for her—she can draw! Daisy pours her heart into an illustrated guide to the octopus, and earns her own special job, as the field trip’s official artist.  

Brimming with Jennifer P. Goldfinger’s humor and whimsy, Daisy the Daydreamer celebrates every child who yearns to be appreciated for who they are, not criticized for what they aren’t. Daydreamers, doodlers, and free spirits alike will empathize with Daisy, and cheer her on as she becomes her own advocate.

Jennifer P. Goldfinger is the author of Hello, My Name is TigerMy Dog Lyle, and A Fish Named Spot, and the illustrator of Linda Hayward’s The King’s Chorus and Charlie Thomas’s I Need Glasses. She is also a fine artist whose work has been featured in galleries and museums throughout the USA. She lives in Portland, Maine.

"Goldfinger offers sensitive yet hilarious reassurance about differences and creativity. . . Sweet, funny, and encouraging."—Kirkus Reviews

"Noting that this story is based on her own experience with ADHD, Goldfinger portrays with deep compassion how being fully seen and understood can open up new possibilities."—Publishers Weekly

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