Neal Porter//. Mar. 2021. 40p. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9780823446506.
PreS-Gr 2–“Daisy was named after her mama’s favorite flower.” An adorable little warthog is teased at school for not taking after her namesake and for “looking for junk” all the time. Thistle is the nickname given to her by some of her fellow classmates. Most of the time Daisy’s head is hanging low, but while out of school her head is bent down often, looking overlooked treasures. Some of the things that Daisy finds include chipped teacups and saucers, empty jars, and old glasses. She collects these unwanted treasures to keep at her secret fort, where they’re perfectly displayed and adored. After a particularly hard day at school, Daisy finds a crystal candy dish left outside her hideaway entrance. Each day thereafter, the little mammal finds something unique and new. Wondering who could be leaving these items, Daisy is surprised to find it’s a skunk named Fern who has similar interests to Daisy. A happy ending rounds out this picture book. Delightfully illustrated pictures are done in soft watercolor and pencil.
VERDICT A treasure is certainly found in the pages of this book. Highly recommended.

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