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A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka

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
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Tags:Easy K-3rd grade, Raschka, dogs

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A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka



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A very sweet wordless picture book that really touches the heart. If you have ever had a dog that holds a special place in your life then this is the book for you. ( )
  MichaelCunningham | Oct 18, 2016 |
This is an adorable wordless picture book. It truly helps engage the reader because they have to connect the story in their mind rather than just reading the words written. ( )
  NaomiJohnston | Oct 18, 2016 |
"A Ball for Daisy" is a wordless picture book with lifelike illustrations. The pictures tell the story of Daisy the dog and her love for her red ball. She does everything with this ball until one day another dog was playing with Daisy and her ball and accidentally popped it. Daisy was so sad, but she still got back out there. To Daisy’s surprise the other dog’s owner had a new blue ball just for her. Daisy was happy again. This would be a wonderful book for preschool and kindergarten emergent readers. The kids can make the words to the story just by looking at the pictures. This is the same concept for ESL students as well. ( )
  clp055 | Oct 16, 2016 |
In my opinion this book has some good qualities. It is a wordless picture book which is great for emerging readers who are young as well as ELLs. This has a simple plot, essentially the dog plays fetch and enjoys a day with his owner. Through the colorful illustrations and lifelike images of a dog looking for a ball, chasing it, etc., students could apply background knowledge and make words for the story. This is a great activity because it allows students to explore spoken language and reading skills without the intimidation of reading the words wrong. I like this cook because of the simple plot. As a teacher I could use this with a group of students and they would all come up with similar ideas as to what the story is about, so we could then discuss it aloud meaningfully. ( )
  Kacie11 | Oct 12, 2016 |
This book is a wordless book so as your reading it you either let the pictures tell the story or you make a story up that goes along with the pictures.Books like these are very engaging to the students due to no words so they have to look at the pictures. This is specifically for visual learners. i will for sure purchase books like theses when i first start teaching.Great way to get the students to start thinking. ( )
  Ash13276 | Oct 4, 2016 |
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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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