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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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"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.
Extension Idea:
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 |
Daisy is a puppy who loves her ball and brings it with her everywhere, until one day the ball pops and she experiences what loss feels like. To my surprise, this book actually has no words in it; it is solely illustrations. And yet somehow, it works really well. I did not even need any words in the book in order to figure out what was going on in the story and to figure out how Daisy felt. The illustrations literally told the entire story for this book, and I am amazed at how well it worked. ( )
  krista_patman | Feb 8, 2017 |
This was my FAVORITE book that I read so far! It was so different and unique but it worked so well together. This book had zero words, it was all illustrations but it told a wonderful story. You learn in the beginning of the story that Daisy loves her red ball so much that she sleeps with it and even brings it on walks with her. But one day at the dog park, a bigger dog pops it and Daisy becomes very very sad. The red ball was her favorite toy and now its gone. However, later in the story Daisy goes on a walk and you see the bigger dog, that popped Daisy's red ball, bring her a new shiny blue ball! This blue ball becomes Daisy's new favorite toy. The moral of the toy is that even if your sad, you still get up and good things will happen! ( )
  bbrelet | Feb 7, 2017 |
A Ball for Daisy is a picture book. This is an easy, everybody, read. This book is great for beginner readers. This book allows children to tell their own story and "read" aloud. ( )
  Devin_Woodall | Feb 5, 2017 |
Daisy has a ball that she loves and that she plays with all the time. One day she takes her ball to the park and another dog pops Daisy's ball. She is very sad. The next day she goes back to the park and the other dog brings her a new ball. Daisy is now very happy again. ( )
  hannahcole | Feb 5, 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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