Daisy the Hungry Duck

Evelien van Dort; Illustrated by Marjan van Zeyl

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Quick Look

  • A gentle story that will teach young children about sharing
  • Soft, warm illustrations lend a dream-like quality to this charmingly simple board book
  • Rhythmic words make it a perfect story to read aloud

Daisy the duck and her friends waddle off to look for food, but soon get lost. Can they find their way home and something tasty to eat? A charming board book with soft illustrations -- perfect for very young children.

board book
180 x 153 mm
Floris Books
Board Books
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 1 to 3 years
12 pages
Publication date:
19 Mar 2020


Daisy the duck and her friends are always very hungry -- there's never enough to eat in their stream on the farm. When they waddle off to look for food, they soon get lost. Can Daisy and the other ducks find their way home and something tasty to eat?

A charming board book for very young children, with soft illustrations by Marjan van Zeyl, illustrator of The Apple Cake, and rhythmic words, perfect for reading aloud.


'Another Floris Books favorite, the illustrations in Daisy the Hungry Duck remind me of illustrations by Robert McCloskey. As a paddling of ducks is seen in a stream, they "swim, swim, swim." When the ducks get hungry, they "dive, dive, dive." When Daisy duck is still hungry, they "waddle, waddle, waddle" in the meadow. With repeated words in sets of three on every page that refer to the actions of either the ducks, other animals, or people they may meet, this form of repetition is wonderful for kids.'
-- Where the Board Books Are

Praise for Marjan Van Zeyl:

'This is a charming board book with lovely illustrations to share with a very young child.'
-- Armadillo on Hannah on the Farm

'The illustrations of natural farm settings by Dutch artist Marjan van Zeyl are evocative and soothing.'
-- Curled Up With a Good Kids Book on Hannah on the Farm


Evelien van Dort lives in the Netherlands, and has written many story books for children. A children's physiotherapist with over thirty years' experience, she has two children, and is the author of parenting books such as Why Don't Children Sit Still? (Floris Books). She was knighted in 2016 in recognition of her services to literature and literacy.

Marjan van Zeyl was born in Amsterdam. She has always been inspired by the beauty of nature and expresses this in her artwork. She has illustrated several books for children, including The Apple Cake and Hannah on the Farm (both Floris Books).

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