Sunday, 4 July 2010

Daizy Star and the Pink Guitar by Cathy Cassidy

Title: Daizy Star and the Pink Guitar
Author: Cathy Cassidy
Published by: Puffin
Publication date: 3rd June 2010
Pages: 192
Genres: Children's/Contemporary
Format: Paperback
Source: Bought.

Meet the one and only Daizy Star.

Daizy is ready to dazzle everyone with her brand-new pink guitar - maybe she'll even find her star quality!

But then Dad comes up with another crazy idea, which means swapping happy family life for milking African goats.

Eeeek! Daizy needs a clever plan...

She's got to win Battle of the Bands, or she can say goodbye to all her friends, sleepovers and - worst of all - custard doughnuts...

Daizy Star is back, with yet another 'Dad-crisis' to deal with. The book starts off on Daizy's eleventh Birthday, which is meant to be a fun, enjoyable, special day, right? Well, you're wrong! Because this is the day that Daizy finds herself in the middle of another of Dad's crazy plans...

This cover is really good. It comes in two different colours - orange or green. I have the green version, which I think is nicer than the orange version, but that's just my opinion. Anyway, I love it! The author, Cathy Cassidy, illustrated this book herself and I think it looks great.

The main character, Daizy Star, reminds me a lot of Sassy Wilde out of the Seriously Sassy books. Wouldn't it be sooo cool if the author of the Seriously Sassy books, Maggi Gibson, created a joint book with Cathy Cassidy?? That would be amazing!

This short book has only 184 pages, so would be perfect for your younger sister, or maybe as a short, sweet read for yourself! I recommend it for readers aged 7+, and give it a rating of 5/5. The storyline? Original and unique! A read you will definitely enjoy, no matter how old you are. I think you should go and buy it NOW!


  1. I think the cover is just in green... originally it was going to be orange, but was changed at the last moment. Haven't seen any orange ones in the shops. Thanks for the FAB review Amber... don't think I will ever collaborate on a book as I'm too much of a control freak, but Maggi is a good friend so if I ever did she'd be a candidate for sure!

  2. Awesome review Amber! I love the funky cover!

    Congrats on being a runner-up in Cathy's competition, you always enter the best writing comps, you should tell me when you enter so I can try and keep up with all this crazy fun! :)

  3. Sorry to get to this late, Amber, but was on holiday on a little Scottish island and couldn't get on-line. I love Cathy's books, and like she says, we're good friends, but yeah, I guess we're both control freaks when it comes to our writing! Congrats on being shortlisted in Cathy's comp. xxx