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Book review: Daisy and Ted's Awesome Adventures

Written and illustrated by Alex Naidoo
Available from Amazon
Ages: 0-10

Daisy and Ted’s Awesome Adventures is an exciting story, aimed at four to seven year olds, that follows Daisy, a deaf girl who wears a hearing aid, on imaginative adventures with new friend Ted. In this colourful tale where nothing limits the imagination, they encounter pirates, wizards and princes and travel through time. These adventures are all brought to life by vibrant and colourful illustrations by the book’s author, Alex Naidoo.

Reviewed by Mark, dad to Cerys (7), who wears bilateral cochlear implants.


"As a parent to a young reader I look for adventure, great visual art and a story that has a connection to our own way of life in a good storybook. The story of meeting different characters who have different encounters and travelling through time is simple but effective. The two friends, Daisy and Ted, work well with each other and the story clearly shows how important conversation and feeling included is to a deaf child.

Daisy and Ted’s Awesome Adventures is full of warmth and the characters they meet are all recognisable and relevant to an adventure story, and the artwork is colourful and clear. Cerys is 7 and finds the language simple and easy to read, but I think children aged 3–10 should enjoy the story."

Reviewed by Sherrie, mum to Megan (4), who is profoundly deaf.


"This is a story about a deaf little girl called Daisy and her new friend Ted, incorporating facts and tips for communicating with a deaf child. The story illustrates different ways in which you can support Daisy using a fun adventure for each one. Megan enjoyed the story and looking at the pictures of Daisy with ears like hers. Whilst sharing this story Megan and I had a conversation about her friends and how they can help her if she is struggling to hear. I think this book would be useful for all children within the age range to help them understand deafness. It would be particularly good to read with children in a classroom or group environment to support friendship building and encourage children to ask questions if there is anything they don’t understand about deafness."