The trouble with life #BookBytes 2

Last year I got a remote control car for my birthday. It was white. To start off with.

The trouble with remote control cars is they don’t do as they are told. If you try and make them go one way, they go the other, plus if you drive them through muddy puddles, they conk out. 

Mum says I shouldn’t have driven my car through a puddle. She says it makes the battery wet. That’s the trouble with batteries. They don’t like getting wet.

When I brought my car indoors, she said, “OH DAISY, WHAT HAVE YOU DONE? YOU’VE ONLY HAD IT TWO MINUTES! IT’S A CAR, DAISY, NOT A HOVERCRAFT. WHAT WERE YOU THINKING OF?”

I said submarines.

This is a portion of the children’s book Daisy and the trouble with LIFE by Kes Gray.

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Daisy is 5 years old and her life is not a simple one. There are just too many troubles she has to deal with in her everyday life. These are the kind of troubles which will make the adults (also including parents) take a pause to think beyond the troubles of their own adult lives, ponder about the challenges of innocent and mischievous 5-year-olds and maybe laugh them out. Like, I hope, you did just now reading the above set of troubles.


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14 comments

  1. Aww. That’s cute. I love this. I can relate this to my 2 year old as well. I am enjoying these book bytes Anamika. Will visit Tulika’s to know the rules.

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  2. Is it a chapter book, Anamika? Daisy’s troubles remind me of Judy Moody and Ramona. Kids do have troubles which we adults don’t take seriously enough. Kanna knows very well about them. Of course, my little guy has his share, too. And I am absolutely certain that D can share enough to make into a book, right?

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    1. This is a chapter book. There are a total of 15 books in the Daisy and her troubles series and all of them equally hilarious. I empathize with Kanna. You may not know but Akash may be having his share of problems too though he stays happy and energetic all the time 😀 With D, I am done with the troubles identification phase 🙂

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