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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
Collections:Your library
Tags:Picture Book, Chris Raschka, water colors, no words

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A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka



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Summary: A Ball For Daisy is a picture book about a dogs love for her orange ball. Daisy plays with her ball everywhere, she even sleeps with her ball. Daisy and her owner go to the park to play, another dog joins in. The other dog accidently breaks Daisy’s ball and she becomes very sad without her favorite toy. They go to the park to play again and the dog that broke Daisy’s ball and their owner is there with a new blue ball. Daisy is happy again and loves playing with her new blue ball.

Personal review:This book illustrated a great way to show kindness and sharing. Sometimes sharing is not always fun and things can happen to our favorite toys and that is okay. Sharing is much more important. Something great things come out of sharing Daisy received a new ball and friend to play with.

Classroom Extensions: I would have the students draw a picture of their favorite toy or item to play with. I would put all the children's names in a hat and have each child randomly select whom they give their picture to. ( )
  ekelley05 | Jan 20, 2017 |
This is a wordless picture book about a dog, Daisy, who has a ball she loves and her journeys with it. While she is out, her ball pops by another dog. Daisy is sad but her owner buys her a new one and is happy again. I like this book because it shows how losing something special is sad, but material objects can be replaced. I would use this book in my classroom as a tool for prediction. The students can guess what would happen next and how Daisy feels.
  Cameron.InouyeNg | Dec 15, 2016 |
Review: The wordless book is about a dog who has a ball she loves, it shows her adventures with it. While she is out with for a walk or possibly at a dog park another dog takes the ball and it pops. Daisy is very sad, when they go out again that dogs owner bought Daisy a new ball and daisy is very happy. Daisy ends up making a new friend. Comments: I love this book it is very cute and the story is so true to me as a dog owner. The illustrator does such a great job with the facial expressions on Daisy's face that you can tell her current emotion just from her face. No need for words. It is a great book to show the story of losing something special and finding a friend. Even though the illustrations are simplistic it shows the story perfectly. The illustrations use the following elements dot, scale and motion. ( )
  Viona1987 | Dec 4, 2016 |
This book is about a dog, Daisy, who is given a ball. His girl takes him to go play with it and another dog takes it and pops it. Then Daisy is really sad and upset that his ball was popped. The next day the owner of the other dog brought Daisy another ball. Daisy and the dog go to the park to play with the new ball together.
  sabrenarose | Nov 27, 2016 |
I absolutely love this wordless picture book. The pictures will definitely catch the students attention and make them want to keep looking at the pictures. The story is about a dog who loses his favorite toy becaues a bigger dog breaks it. However, the dog's owner buys her a new ball at the end of the book which makes her happy again. This book would be great to discuss losing something you love but how something good can come out of it. The book is great because you can tell the dog's emotions by how the pictures change throughout the book. ( )
  Katelyn.Armatys | Nov 10, 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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