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A Ball for Daisy (edition 2011)

by Chris Raschka, Chris Raschka (Illustrator)

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Title:A Ball for Daisy
Authors:Chris Raschka
Other authors:Chris Raschka (Illustrator)
Info:Schwartz & Wade (2011), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 32 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:*****
Tags:Easy K-3rd grade, Raschka, dogs

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In this tender, and wordless, story about a dog and her ball, Daisy discovers what it feels like to lose something special ... and to find a new friend.
  wichitafriendsschool | Mar 21, 2017 |
A Ball for Daisy is a book with no words. Even though it has no words it still depicts a dog and his love of his red ball. Until one day it pops and the dog becomes really sad. The next day at the park the dog meets a new dog and they are able to play with a new blue ball together. I think this book and other wordless books like this one could create interesting activities for children, including having them write their own narrations and dialogues for the story. Genre - Picture Book.
  nicoleconduff | Mar 19, 2017 |
A wonderful ilustrated book that relates a story about love and loss. 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.The story explores in pictures the joy and sadness that having a special toy can bring
  hildaalcaraz | Mar 18, 2017 |
I would use this book in my classroom and have the students write a complete sentence for each 2 pages. This would help younger students with their grammar.
  ansleyg | Mar 12, 2017 |
Summary:
"A Ball for Daisy" by Chris Raschka, is about a dog named Daisy and how she had a red ball and she loved the ball. Then one day another dog that was brown broke her favorite red ball and Daisy was very upset. Then one day the brown dog brings Daisy a blue ball and Daisy became very happy.
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This is a good story about a dog. I can kinda relate to this story because I have a dog named Daisy and she loves to play with balls. It would be a good way to teach kids about how just because a toy break doesn't mean you can not get a new one.
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1. I would have the students color a dog and a ball.
2. I would come up with a lesson plan about how sharing is important.
  JessicaHerriage21 | Feb 12, 2017 |
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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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