A Ball for Daisy

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Schwartz & Wade Books, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
85 Reviews
Winner of the 2012 Randolph Caldecott Medal

This New York Times Bestseller and New York Times Best Illustrated Book relates a story about love and loss as only Chris Rashcka can tell it. Any child who has ever had a beloved toy break will relate to Daisy's anguish when her favorite ball is destroyed by a bigger dog. In the tradition of his nearly wordless picture book Yo! Yes?, Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka explores in pictures the joy and sadness that having a special toy can bring. Raschka's signature swirling, impressionistic illustrations and his affectionate story will particularly appeal to young dog lovers and teachers and parents who have children dealing with the loss of something special.

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Such brilliant illustrations! - LibraryThing
Cute book with great pictures. - LibraryThing
There is a happy ending. - LibraryThing
I really enjoyed the illustrations in this book. - LibraryThing
The pictures were clear and expressive. - LibraryThing
Great illustrations! - LibraryThing

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User Review  - Desirichter - LibraryThing

Winner! Without words, Raschka communicates the the joy of playing with a favorite toy, the sadness of losing that toy, and the renewal that comes from friendship. Daisy, a playful puppy who is drawn ... Read full review

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User Review  - jcarroll12 - LibraryThing

I loved this sweet story and enjoyed Daisy's character. I think young readers would identify with the dog's struggle to share and the loss she experiences when she loses her ball. Books like this ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

CHRIS RASCHKA has written and/or illustrated over 30 books for children, including The Purple Balloon, called "deceptively simple and beautifully direct" by Kirkus Reviews. His other books include Good Sports, an ALA Notable Book; the 2006 Caldecott Medal winning title, The Hello, Goodbye Window; the Caldecott Honor Books Yo! Yes?; and Mysterious Thelonius.

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