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Daisy and the Trouble with School Trips

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Daisy is going on a school trip to Bobbington Hall, with lots of other children and few teachers. There'll be suits of armour, there'll be olden toilets and there may even be secret passages. Trouble is, can anyone find them? And what happens if they do? The perfect, laugh-out-loud adventure for readers 6+

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This is Book 13 in the Daisy Fiction Series. See all Daisy Fiction books here.

First Line

The trouble with school trips is they can get you into trouble. Especially school trips that make you look for secret passages."

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2nd September '18
summerkerchey read it themselves aged 7 aged 7
Daisy and the Trouble with School Trips 9781782957720
5 stars
As soon as this came through the letter box my daughter opened it and hasn’t put it down since! The short chapters mean she can easily start/stop and the large print means she is flying through the pages! Fantastic book
23rd September '18
EFB read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
Daisy and the Trouble with School Trips 9781782957720
5 stars
I liked this book because I've got a lot of other Daisy books. I think it's brilliant and very good. I like the illustrations because they're not too realistic but not too cartoony. Daisy goes on a school trip to an old hall. On the coach there, they think it's going to be spooky with secret passages and paintings with moving eyeballs, but it's not very like that! My favourite bit was when they went into a maze because they got lost and it was funny!
3rd September '18
I read it to LucasChops aged 7 aged 7
Daisy and the Trouble with School Trips 9781782957720
5 stars
We've always loved the Daisy books - from picture books onwards.  This is another fab instalment - with nice big print and a story that's relatable, Lucas loved it.  I hope his school trips are less eventful though lol!  As always there's a good mix of text and illustration making them the perfect starting point for growing reading confidence and moving on from picture books.
It's fun and full of characters that you could actually imagine at any school.  Loved it.
1st November '18
I read it to G aged 11 aged 11
Daisy and the Trouble with School Trips 9781782957720
5 stars
Kes Gray’s ‘Daisy’ series holds a special place in our hearts...the start of our chapter book journey together...I always read them with exciting pace...slowing down to often to laugh our socks off!

This most recent in the series, is equally as funny...loads of laugh out loud moments as Daisy gets into her usual scrapes!  Brilliantly illustrated throughout by Garry Parsons and cover by Nick Sharrat

Great for emerging chapter book readers, shared reading, or older readers that want to have blast! 
3rd September '18
Leximoo read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
Daisy and the Trouble with School Trips 9781782957720
5 stars
When this came through the door my daughter got so excited to read it. If fantastic for her the print is a great size and the chapters are short enough for her to read one before bed. But my daughter got stuck in and read it In two days as she couldn't put it down. This book is funny and full of adventure. 
18th May '19
I read it to Booklover2011 aged 7 aged 7
Daisy and the Trouble with School Trips 9781782957720
5 stars
My 7 year old daughter chose this herself from the book shop, she is a huge Daisy fan! She loved it! Daisy and her class are going on a school trip to Bobbington Hall. Their teacher has asked all of the class to be ‘school ambassadors’ but knowing Daisy and her friends, things are not going to go quite to plan. The children quickly decide that Bobbington Hall must have secret passages which the children plan to discover! Lots of laugh out loud moments, especially the say out loud pacts the children make, the maze and the winner of the golden cushion. Would highly recommend to children aged 6-8 years.
4th September '18
I read it to Cutepanda6 aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
Another brilliant daisy book - lovely pictures . Short chapters and so funny . We love guessing what mischief daisy will get up to .  This is as good as all of the other daisy books - great to read to 5/6/7 year olds but also perfect for those children gaining confidence in reading 
18th October '18
I read it to RS aged 8 aged 8 & to ES aged 3 aged 3
Daisy and the Trouble with School Trips 9781782957720
5 stars
I read this over the course of a few nights to my kids. They are familiar with daisy and really enjoyed this extended story. The story itself was easy to follow even for my three year old. The text was definitely suitable for 5 years plus independent readers. We enjoyed snuggling up on the sofa reading this together 
19th September '18
I read it to Rubiroo aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
She has always enjoyed and chosen daisy bigger books herself and she was so excited when the book arrived. She knew straight away the title and illustrations. At 6 she is starting to read herself and enjoy holding the book and is reading a chapter each evening. The book is perfect with illustrations and writing she wants to read and finds fun. 
The time daisy is off on a school trip and there is lots of things to find and search for. The children make a secret pact and it brings lots of fun, trouble and great story.
Brilliant writing, perfect size chapters and a book she want to read and loves to read. Definitely will look at more in the series.
19th September '18
I read it myself (an adult) , to Lucia B. aged 8 aged 8 & to Elijah B. aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
Another perfectly funny Daisy book, shared the reading with Lucia 8, & Elijah 6, a chapter at a time. They'll both be more interested in their family visits to National Trust houses now.
The chance to discover secret passages & even more fascinating....olden toilets!
Thank you Toppsta for our free copy.
13th January '19
I read it to Rocky aged 5 aged 5
Daisy and the Trouble with School Trips 9781782957720
5 stars
My daughter has recently got to grips with reading and has moved on from Biff and Chip type books to proper chapter books. She got this as a gift for Christmas and was very excited to read it as she loves the Daisy picture books, and thankfully, it didn't let her down! 

The characters in the book are all very engaging and she loved reading about all the crazy things they got up to on their school trip. It is a perfect book for children beginning to read by themselves with confidence. She still likes reading aloud so read it to me over the course of about a week. 

It's her birthday in the next couple of weeks and she has requested more Daisy books as her birthday present! 
22nd September '18
AS100 read it themselves aged 7 aged 7
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5 stars
This book was read by my 7 year old son and once he started the book he couldn't put it down.  He read the whole book in 3 days.
The story is about a school trip to Bobbington Hall and although the teachers have educational plans the children have there own plans of looking for trouble and secret passages! My Son's favourite part of the story was when the children ended up in the fountain looking for treasure.  My Son thought that although it was funny he was glad that the children didn't get into trouble like that on his school trips!
This is the first Daisy book my son has read but is looking forward to reading more Daisy books.
It is written at a good level for readers new to bigger chapter books with a good mix of black and white illustrations.  The print is large and easy to read giving children confidence to read for themselves.

 
17th October '18
I read it to Bamboo6 aged 8 aged 8
Daisy and the Trouble with School Trips 9781782957720
4 stars
My daughter (7) was lucky to win this book from Toppsta. Shes a good but reluctant reader who prefers to stick to the same few authors and easy rather than challenging reads,   mostly daisy meadows, so i was hoping to expand her repertoire with this one. As expected she was reluctant to get started so i began by reading the first few chapters. I don't think she was really that enthralled until we got to the toilet joke *eye roll* and was asking for it every evening after that. I can't say i found it to be laugh out loud but maybe that's just my sense of humour. It was nonetheless entertaining and an easy read with black and white illustrations and shortish chapters. It is quite a chunky book,  which i think my daughter found a little daunting hence not being keen to read it herself but in my opinion the size was due to the large print and illustrations.  I would say this was well within the reading capabilities of the average 6 or 7 year old, better readers of that age may prefer something more challenging. 
Overall i think my daughter enjoyed it as she has asked for some other daisy books to be reserved from the local library.  I think the favourite part was the antics Daisy and Gabby got up to in the secret passage. 
13th October '18
I read it myself (an adult)
Daisy and the Trouble with School Trips 9781782957720
3 stars
Once my class are ready for chapter books I'll definitely be reading this to them. 

In a similar vein to the previous Daisy and the Trouble with... books, Daisy and her friends experience a series of mishaps while on their school trip.

The class are excited to learn they are going to Bobbington Hall and rumours begin to surface as they think about what can be found in old houses...suits of armour, olden toilets and even secret passages. The class make a secret pact to hunt for secret passages, the only problem is that once they get on the trip they have a worksheet of questions to complete. As they hunt for different ways to open secret hatches, trapdoors and corridors, the children get into a heap of trouble and many are sent back to the coach. 

As children get lost in the maze, pull the chopper on a suit of armour and try to get coins out of a fountain, it becomes clear that this school trip is turning out to be nothing but trouble. But who will get to sit on the golden cushion for answering the most questions correctly on the worksheet?

I enjoyed this book. The experience of going on a school trip would be quite a new one for my class of year 1 children but many others will have experienced the fun of going on trips and being an ambassador for their school (though hopefully not all the troubles that Daisy had!) I did feel for Mrs Peters and Miss Fletcher...though I do think they must have had a very small class to have no other staff on the trip!!
I loved the simple illustrations and the repeated "the trouble with" throughout the story. I also liked the inclusion of the trouble index at the end of the story. 

I'll definitely be adding this to our school library and aiming to get my hands on a couple of the others!
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