Daisy and the Trouble with Life

The trouble with life is that it’s so not fair. The trouble with mums is that you can’t swap them. The trouble with being grounded is that it’s totally boring. (No hopping. No skipping. No parachuting.) And as if all that trouble isn’t bad enough, poor Daisy is also about to discover the trouble that happens when you eat dirty sweets off the floor… Laugh along as Daisy explores life and the trouble with everything in her anarchic full-length journal.

  • Hilarious longer fiction from Daisy’s best-loved series
  • Daisy first appeared in the picture book Eat Your Peas
  • This book brings her cheeky antics to developing readers
  • Kes Gray has won the Red House Award three times

“Full of humour, this is great for newly confident readers.” The Bookseller

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    It was brilliant and I loved it

    7 September 2020

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    i cant aculy belive this book was a 4 star because kes gray he is by far the best writer i know of

    23 March 2011

  • loved it

    This was one of my favourite books.

    24 October 2010

  • loved it

    The characters in the book are wonderful. I can relate to Daisy completely.

    I like Dylan as a character, but you didn’t really see him that much in this book.

    I liked when the Money spider took control of the book because he talks like he’s Daisy when he’s not. I like how the author used different fonts for it.

    This book is best for 5 or 6 year olds as it was very easy for me to read and read it in one sitting.

    And I really love the illustrations (but I love Nick Sharratt)!!


    18 October 2010

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  • Awards

    Kes Gray has won the Lollies for Oi Dog!, the Red House Children’s Book Award for Daisy and the Trouble with Zoos, Eat Your Peas and Billy’s Bucket.

  • Photo of Nick Sharratt

    Nick Sharratt

    Nick Sharratt is one of the country’s favourite illustrators, with over 100 books to his name.


    Nick has won numerous awards for his picture books, including the Sheffield Children’s Book Award for A Cheese and Tomato Spider and the Nottingham Children’s Book Award for Elephant Wellyphant.

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