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A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka

A Ball for Daisy

by Chris Raschka

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Summary: This book is all pictures even though it is only pictures it tells a story about Daisy (the dog) playing with her red ball. Throughout the story the dog chases the ball and loses it. She wanted to give up but, her friend came with another ball only this time it was blue and she was happy again.

Personal Reaction: Pretty good book for telling a story without words.

Classroom Ideas: 1. Have the kids talk about their favorite toy.
2. Have them write about their favorite toy and why it is their favorite toy.
  Matthew.Pluff | Jul 22, 2015 |
A Ball for Daisy is a children's picture book that tells the story of a dog named Daisy and her favorite ball. Daisy loves this ball so much she takes it everywhere she goes, sleeps with it and has to be near it all of the time. Daisy's owner takes her out for a walk and her ball gets taken by a brown dog who wants to play. Daisy tried her hardest to get her ball back but the other dog also really wanted to play with it. During these events the brown dog pops the ball by accident. Daisy became very disappointed. Her owner threw the ball in the trash and took Daisy home. Daisy was very sad and upset without her ball. Daisy's owner took her for another walk and on the walk they saw the same dog that popped Daisy's ball but this time that dog had a new blue ball. The other dog gave the new, blue ball to Daisy, which made her very happy.

Personal: This story didn't really have an effect on me personally I just thought it was a really cute book about a dog and a ball.

Extension: This book could be used to show sharing.
  M_Graham | Jul 3, 2015 |
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 |
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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 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:13:32 -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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