This week I chose a picture book that is near and dear to our hearts. My children have all loved this book (and the others in the series) and the fact that it is set in our home state of North Carolina. Though not as well known as some of the other books I have shared, it is a wonderful addition to any children’s library.
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Danny and Daisy: A Tale of A Dolphin Duo is book #13 in Suzanne Tate’s nature series. The beautiful illustrations are done by James Melvin. We have collected most of the books in this series and a few of her history books as well. They are all wonderful but Danny and Daisy was so well loved that my children wore out our first copy and I had to purchase a second copy.
Danny is a wild dolphin who needs help because he is alone and hungry. Since he is unable to get enough to eat or find his pod, he is brought to a science center to recover. There he meets his friend Daisy dolphin who was brought there because she had problems with her eyes. Together they have a great time and recover while also meeting lots of ‘helpful humans’.
This series of picture books is great for learning about different animals, mostly sea and beach animals, and how we can be ‘helpful humans’ and take care of the environment. They are short picture books that are fun to read and can be enjoyed my children of any age but I have found that my children particularly enjoy them from around ages 3-8. They could also be a fun way to introduce a science study about marine life with older students.
Have you read Danny and Daisy before? What is your favorite ‘D’ book? I would love for you to share in the comments and let us know.
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8 thoughts on “D is for Danny and Daisy Dolphin”
We have the horseshoe crab one in the series. Got it on a trip to the Atlantic City Aquarium. They are great books.
Harry Horseshoe Crab is a great one!
This sounds like a great book series! This book would be a great companion to the dolphin unit in the Apologia Swimming Creatures.
Yes, we actually used this series when we went through that curriculum a couple of years ago.
What a neat book. I have not heard of this one but it sounds lovely.
It really is a fun series!
I’ve never heard of this series, but it sounds really cute! Anytime a book gets worn out is a good sign.
I love dolphin stories. This looks like a good one.