A Ball for Daisy

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Schwartz & Wade Books, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
109 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
There is a happy ending. - LibraryThing
The pictures were clear and expressive. - LibraryThing
I really enjoyed the illustrations in this book. - LibraryThing
The pictures are full of color and very imaginative. - LibraryThing
Great illustrations! - LibraryThing

Review: A Ball for Daisy (Daisy)

User Review  - Patricia Stephens - Goodreads

This was a cute little story about a dog named Daisy and her love for her favorite red ball. She loves it so much that she plays with it and even naps with it. When she is taken to the park, another ... Read full review

Review: A Ball for Daisy (Daisy)

User Review  - Jenna - Goodreads

Daisy the little, black and white puppy finds herself in a pickle, thanks to author Chris Raschka. In the picture book called A Ball for Daisy, Daisy the dog plays with her red ball all around the ... 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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