Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Diasy Darling, Let's Go to the Beach! - a bookwrap

Warm, sunny days call for quality, bask-in-the-sun, beach time right?   Daisy and her daddy head off for a day to play, bond together and experience all the fun (and quirky people and adventures) that one may encounter on a bicycle trip to the sea.  Enjoy! 


"Daisy Darling, Let's Go to the Beach!"

Author and Illustrator:  Markus Majaluoma

A Daisy and Daddy Story Book Vol.1

Ages 5-7

Unwrapping some illustrations...

I have to admit, I'm in love with the illustrations.  The wit, humour and detail are truly amazing.  I smiled all the way through the book.   I went back several times to re-visit them and each time I found something new to chuckle at.  They are just the best. I am truly a fan of this type of illustrating.

About the book...

"It is morning.
The sun is high in the sky and soon
everyone is feeling hot.
Daddy takes a look out of the window.
"Daisy darling, let's have a jolly day on the beach!"

Thus begins a day shared between a daddy and his beloved little daughter, together, making memories that will last a lifetime.   They pile onto a bicycle stacked high with tons of beach paraphernalia and head off for the day.  You will laugh out loud when you discover where creative little Daisy deposes of a fish her daddy caught, how she surprises an unaware crab with an ice cream hat, and how she lovingly provides her daddy with a sand blanket for his resting did that go?  Plastered in sand which sticks to his sunscreen daddy is able to transport a lot of that lovely beach sand home with them that day.  

At a time when a lot of dads are stay-at-home dads or desire to carve out special times to spend with their child this book is perfect to share together at the end of the day.   It is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face and warmth to your heart.  I highly, highly recommend this book.  As for  me? I personally hugged it close to  my heart after numerous readings and knew that I had fallen in love with the series.  

Tomorrow I am reviewing a second book by the author from the series which I know you will love just as much.  

About the author...

Children's author and illustrator Markus Majaluoma (b. 1961) studied at the Art and Design and graduated with an MA in 1991. Today, häntoimii freelance writer and draftsman.

Majaluoma has created its own recognizable style from the outset. He is known especially by Sinikka and Tiina Nopola written by Heinähattu and Quiltshoe books illustrator. His other works include Aapo Olavi and books as well as photobook Dad, let's go to the island postgraduate components.

Majaluoma says it has received influences from both the Disney and Maurice Sendak. Like me his style include grotesque characters and absurd plot twists. Other texts illustrating for he often add their own images safeguards narrative content. Maja Luoma impressionistic style emphasizes a pale pastel color tone, which he is told to have adopted the old books teräspiirroksista.

Maja Luoma's books have been translated into extraordinarily wide-ranging both east and west. They are read by children in Sweden and Denmark, Russia, the Baltic countries, France and China. Arabic and Hindi translations have appeared in recent years.

Markus Majaluoma has received the Rudolf Koivu Prize in 1993, the Finnish picture book prize in 1995 and the State Children's Culture Award in 1997.

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