Daisy Saves the Day by Shirley Hughes

Published by Walker Books (ISBN 978-1406360974)

"Daisy Saves the Day" offers a beautiful  and evocative window into every day life at the time George V’s coronation. 

When Daisy becomes a scullery maid in a big house in London where two sisters live, she has much to learn. But she works hard to learn and please her employers who reward her with allowing her to read books from their library. But Daisy is still young and when after a silly incident she finds herself in trouble, she is devastated. Until disaster strikes, and only Daisy can save the day.  

Full of the vibrant colours and vivid scenes we are used it with Hughes' work,"Daisy Saves the Day" is an picture book for older readers which offers a wonderful social commentary of the time: whether it is about patriotism, social classes and divide or the importance of education, there is much to discover and discuss in the is wonderful picture book.