A Ball for Daisy

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Schwartz & Wade Books, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
98 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  - thornton37814 - LibraryThing

The book has no words--only illustrations. It would be fun to have children tell you the story from the illustrations. Children can probably understand the dog's despair that his favorite toy "broke" and that the replacement isn't ever quite the same. Cute book! Read full review

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User Review  - katelyndraper - LibraryThing

Daisy loves her red ball. When she goes to the park a brown dog popped her ball. Daisy was very upset about the loss of her favorite toy. The next day they go back to the park. The owner of the brown ... 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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