Perfect Picture Book Friday: MY SISTER DAISY

Happy Perfect Picture Book Friday, dear friends. And today is also Multicultural Children’s Book Day. In celebration, I’m turning the spotlight on a fabulous new book, MY SISTER, DAISY,


Written by Aria Karlsson

Illustrated by Linus Curci

Published by Capstone Press(2021)

Ages: 5-8

Themes: Gender identity, sibling relationships

Synopsis: From Amazon:
Daisy’s older brother is thrilled when he gets a new sibling. They are best buddies who do everything together. But in kindergarten, things change. His sibling tells him she is a girl and wants to be called Daisy. Daisy’s brother must adjust to the change―including what it means for him and their relationship. A powerful, moving picture book based on a true story, My Sister, Daisy handles a sensitive subject with warmth and love.

1. I love stories that serve as mirrors and windows…validating a child’s feelings while allowing others to experience situations different from their own.
2. The simple text from the child’s perspective helps connect the reader to the situation.
3. Beautiful illustrations engage young children.

Book Trailer:


Photo courtesy:

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I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! For more picture book reviews and activities, please stop by Susanna Leonard Hill’s Perfect Picture Book Friday post.

I’m still in the Chicago area, but will be returning home on Monday to welcome in the month of February that will be filled with Cover Reveals (Feb. 1: WHEN YOUR DADDY IS A SOLDIER by Gretchen McLellan; Perfect Picture Book Fridays: Feb. 4: BUTTERNUT SQUASH by Jill Dana Siegal and Feb. 11: REVOLUTIONARY PRUDENCE WRIGHT by Beth Anderson; Book Birthdays: Feb. 8: BORN HUNGRY Julia Child Becomes the French Chef by Alex Prud’homme…and Feb. 22: GOD MADE YOU, TOO by Chelsea Tornotto; and Will Write for Cookies Q&A: Feb. 19: Lynne Marie, author of THE THREE LITTLE PIGS AND THE ROCKET PROJECT and many more picture books.
Please stop by…your comments mean the world to me and all of these fantastic book creators we feature here.

8 thoughts on “Perfect Picture Book Friday: MY SISTER DAISY

  1. This is a gorgeous book. I appreciate Adria Karlsson for not writing from the perspective of a Trans child coming out and more from the perspective of someone who only wants to ask questions because they don’t understand the Trans identity. Karlsson/family even asked for help to understand this identity. This book needs to be in every library. Thank you so much for spotlighting it, Vivian!

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  2. Whoa! What a powerful book! Then I pause and wonder if it will become a victim of the book bans – teeth gnashing…..Vivian thanks for highlighting children’s book. Happy 2022!

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