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A daisy is a daisy is a daisy (except when it's a girl's name)

Written by Linda Wolfsgruber

  • 32 Pages
  • 9781554980994
  • 8.125" x 7"
  • Reading age from 4 to 7
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / General


Publication Date April 09, 2011

Many girls are named after flowers (or even forms of the word flower, such as Flora), which inspired Linda Wolfsgruber to create this utterly charming book. Girls names in different languages accompany her imaginative illustrations, so that the reader discovers, for example, that Gul means rose in Turkish, but that it is Rosa in Spanish and Raisa in Hebrew. Other names in the book include those for buttercup, sunflower, lily of the valley, daisy, bluebell, snowdrop, hyacinth, camomile, violet, tulip, poppy and lily.

This is a beautiful and intriguing gift book for anyone interested in girls names, flowers and the fine art of book illustration. It can also be used in the classroom to talk about multiculturalism and botany.


Linda Wolfsgruber
Linda Wolfsgruber is a world-renowned artist who has exhibited her work throughout Europe and in the United States and Japan. She has won many awards, including the Austrian Children's and Juvenile Book Award for Illustration (four times) and the Golden Apple of the Biennial of Illustration Bratislava, and she has been nominated for the Hans Christian Andersen Award. Her striking illustrations appear in many books, including Inanna: From the Myths of Ancient Sumer, Stories from the Life of Jesus, Brunhilda and the Ring and A daisy is a daisy is a daisy. She lives in Vienna.


"Precious in the very best sense of the word, these sophisticated, delicate images repay repeated examination, as well as sending the sweet message that girls are thought as beautiful as flowers all over the world." Kirkus Reviews

"...unusual artistry..." CM Magazine

""...little girls will love..."" School Library Journal

"...entertaining..." Guelph Mercury

"...celebrates the cross-cultural use of flower names for girls...dreamlike..." Toronto Star

"Gorgeously illustrated..." Pickle Me This