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Daisy recommends: Animal Antics

Daisy recommends: Animal Antics

When Daisy’s not tracking down crafty crooks, she loves to get stuck in to a good book!

Here are some of her top recommendations for books that feature animals and their humans getting up to all kinds of amusing antics.


Barking for Bagels by Michael Rosen and Tony Ross

Shnipp the dog loves to play fetch with Julie and Lara in the park, but she doesn’t love their annoying laughs. So one day she decides to run off. It’s not long before Shnipp finds a new life with Bessie the Bagel Lady. But when she decides to finally head home, she discovers things aren’t exactly the same as when she left…

Doctor Ursula Remmington said: I really enjoyed reading this book because it was fun and Shnipp is such an amazing dog. I like the way it is written.

Have You Seen Elephant? by David Barrow

Elephant wants to play hide and seek. See if you can help the others find him. He’s very good!

Marshal Marge Postage-Stamp said: It’s good and I like hide and seek, I like the pictures too


Thimble Monkey Superstar by Jon Blake and Martin Chatterton

Life is never boring now that Jams and his family have a monkey to look after. Jams and his mum love Thimble, but Dad is determined to get rid of him – to a zoo, a school, even a demolition site. But when Jams and his dad are in mortal danger Thimble proves once and for all why he is a Monkey Superstar!

Captain Pug Wheeliebin said: I liked the book it was a fantastic story and I liked the monkey because it was funny and made me laugh.

Puppy Academy: Pip and the Paw of Friendship by Gill Lewis and Sarah Horne

Pip is training to be a helper for a young girl in a wheelchair. He’s very excited about meeting her – but will she like him back? And can he ever learn to stop chasing every ball in sight?

Viscountess Wanda Peninsula said: This is a brilliant book! It is about Pip, a puppy who brings friendship to everyone. It is funny, sad and happy all together. I really liked this book. Good for boys and girls.


Uncle Shawn and Bill and the Almost Entirely Unplanned Adventure by A. L. Kennedy and Gemma Correll

Badger Bill needs rescuing. He’s been kidnapped by two nasty sisters who are about to make him fight a boxing match against three even nastier dogs. The four most depressed llamas in the history of llamas need rescuing too. They are about to be turned into llama pies. But never fear – Uncle Shawn is here! He loves rescuing things. He has a rescuing plan, which involves dancing, and a mole, and an electric fence. What could possibly go wrong?

Senor Hercules Vegas said: It’s a book that’s not afraid to go a tiny bit horrible even for younger readers, with adorable illustrations and listicles. If you like animals, adventures and poems about socks then you’ll love this book.

The Elephant Thief by Jane Kerr

When street urchin Danny accidentally bids for Maharajah the elephant at an Edinburgh auction, his life is transformed as he is swept up on an unforgettable journey. But soon Danny’s shady connections threaten to destroy his new-found happiness. Will he ever escape his past?

Dona Beany Godzilla said: Most books I have read have had a really slow beginning (the beginning is quite boring to build up tension when the action starts) but not this one; nu-uh! The Elephant Thief is action packed, full of adventure with a slight hint of mystery. So if you like these genres, then this book is for you! I would recommend it for ages 9 – 12.


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