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A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka

A Ball for Daisy

by Chris Raschka

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A story with no text, only illustrations, but quite a story to tell. This selection provides the perfect springboard for writing prompts with young students. ( )
  kdjones9 | Feb 26, 2015 |
The most interesting aspect of this book is that the story is told without words. The artwork painted in water colors tells the story. From my depiction the story has the main character of a dog that plays with a ball and he throws it up onto a couch. He is so tired from playing that he takes a nap cuddled up next to the ball.When he wakes up his owner takes him for a walk with his ball. The ball gets stuck on the other side of the fence and after it is retrieved, another dog pops it with his sharp teeth. The story shows pictures of a sad dog. To his surprise, the next day he is given a new ball from the dog that popped his. His heart becomes full and happy once again. The miracle of the book is every child may make the story their own. This is for the primary grades and is realistic fiction.
  dluby17 | Feb 25, 2015 |
A toddler should love this story about a dog and its favorite ball.The illustrations tell the story in this picture book.
  janperrotti | Feb 14, 2015 |
Overall, I wasn't extremely impressed with this book. I grabbed this book at the library when I saw the Caldecott Medal on it. However, when I got home I opened it and noticed that there were no words. Therefore, I would recommend this book for young children that are being read to individually. I would recommend this because when reading the book with an individual child, you could determine what the child is able to comprehend from the pictures. This story could also be used in a writing center, where students could write a story about what happened to Daisy and her ball.

While the illustrations were beautiful water color paintings, I really didn't like how there weren't words in the story because you can't truly read this book. I feel that words would've enhanced the story by helping the plot along. Though there weren't any words, I did like the overall message of the story. The story centered around Daisy and her ball, but then daisy loses the ball. At first Daisy is really upset, but then gains a new friend and a ball at the end of the story, which teaches that you shouldn't be upset when you lose something because something better is coming around the corner. This is an especially great message for young kids because they are so fixated on what they have and don't have that causes a lot of tears and frustration, but this story shows that everything works out at the end and there is no reason to be upset. ( )
  kbork1 | Feb 10, 2015 |
This picture book is a book without words, it tells the story through pictures only. It tells the story of a dog that has many adventures with a big red ball. This is a fantasy literature text.
  ecarlson2014 | Feb 2, 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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