Marigold & Daisy

9781454922933-1There are a lot of new sibling books out there, but Marigold & Daisy covers the topic in a completely fun and original way, and even subverts the expected sweet ending. Andrea Zuill‘s genius is in the melding of narration and dialogue (the dialogue is in text bubbles), which allows for a really strong and spare text. But there’s also genius in Zuill’s adorable, expressive insects–yes, this is a book about snails, and how Marigold is tired of her cute little sister who gets all of the attention. There’s a bit of Judith Viorst’s Alexander in Marigold, but it’s endearing. Discuss this book alongside Bad Guy and other picture books about siblings.

About AnEducationInBooks

Wendy BooydeGraaff is the author of Salad Pie, a children's picture book published by Ripple Grove Press. Her work has been published in Emrys Journal Online, The Emerson Review, Jellyfish Review, Bending Genres, SmokeLong Quarterly and Leopardskin & Limes, and is forthcoming in NOON. Read more work at wendybooydegraaff.com or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
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