A Ball for Daisy

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Schwartz & Wade Books, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
89 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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User Review  - mbabst - LibraryThing

This wordless picture book has a true meaning of kindness shown towards the end of the picture book. This book does not need words to describe the story which is being presented. This story entails ... Read full review

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User Review  - hart0521 - LibraryThing

Picture-less picture book about a dog and her ball. At the beginning the dog is happy because he is given a ball. He plays with it everywhere and sleeps with it. The climax is when he pops it, he is very sad. He frown a lot. But, at the end a friend gives him another ball and he is happy again! Read full review

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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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