A Ball for Daisy

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Schwartz & Wade Books, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
108 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

Review: A Ball for Daisy (Daisy)

User Review  - Shannon Jacob - Goodreads

Raschka, C. (2011). A Ball for Daisy. New York: Schwartz & Wade. Choice or Caldecott Caldecott Medal winner This is a wordless book that uses powerful illustrations to tell the story of a dog and her ... Read full review

Review: A Ball for Daisy (Daisy)

User Review  - Victoria Alvarez - Goodreads

This is a very descriptive picture book about Daisy a dog and her love for a red ball. But what happens when she looses it? Daisy loves her ball and plays with it all day long. she not only plays but ... 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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