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A Ball for Daisy

by Chris Raschka

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Daisy has a favorite ball, just like most children have a favorite item. Loosing that item is hard and when daisy lost her ball she was very sad. though it has no words, you still can imagine everything going on just by the amazing pictures and how they show every emotion.this would be great for kids that have lost something special recently and figure out how to deal with it like daisy did.
  mackenzie27 | Jun 7, 2015 |
Summary: In this textless book, pup Daisy is infatuated with her toy ball, and it takes a devastating event to open her eyes to the ones who care about her.
Awards: Caldecott Medal Winner
Illustrations: Acrylic paint, simple, impressionistic
Age Group: plus or minus 3-7 years
Themes: Depression, adaptation, friendship, sharing, love, overcoming sadness, loss, everything will be ok
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Lesson Plan: Graffiti board. ( )
  a.coote | Jun 4, 2015 |
This book is a wordless story about a dog and her red ball that she loved so much. One day the ball is destroyed leaving daisy distraught and was miserable whenever she went. Then one day a new ball comes and daisy is elated while her hopes are restored. This book had great imagery by bringing daisy's emotions to life through the illustrations. ( )
  Kristinewaind | May 27, 2015 |
"A Ball for Daisy", by Chris Raschka is a wordless picture with great illustrations.It is about a dog who shared her ball but her friend popped it and Daisy got very upset. She walked around depressed. The illustrator made the pictures where you can feel the sadness in the paintings. This book really helps open up a child's imagination because you have to picture the dog's emotions and words she would be saying. This book would be best for ages 3-5. Probably best for kids who cannot read yet because it will help open their imagination. ( )
  tmr273 | Apr 17, 2015 |
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 the journey of a dog whose attachment to a red ball becomes unattached towards the end of the picture book. I would read this book to a group of pre-k to first graders because I feel as though they will be able to under stand the meaning of kindness even at a young age. ( )
  mbabst | Apr 16, 2015 |
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Daisy has a red ball that she loves.  One day while playing in the park with a friend, the red ball accidentally popped.  Daisy is very sad.  On her next visit to the park, Daisy is greeted by her friend who has a replacement ball, and this one is blue.  Once again, Daisy is happy.  A wonderful wordless picture book that high lights the simple pleasure of playing with a red ball and how the disappointment of loss is part of everyday life.  Students can be encouraged by Daisy’s friend, who apologized for popping the red ball by replacing it with a blue one.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 037585861X, Hardcover)

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.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:36:36 -0400)

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A wordless picture book showing the fun a dog has with her ball, and what happens when it is lost.

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