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Daisy Gets Lost by Chris Raschka
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Daisy Gets Lost

by Chris Raschka

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In my opinion, this is an interesting book. It uses only pictures to tell the story, and the only sentence used is on the first page saying, “Go get it, Daisy!” Intermittently throughout the book, the young girl also calls to her dog shouting, “Daisy!” This enables young readers and non-readers to understand the story without having the frustration of reading and decoding unknown words. Since this book tells the story through primarily pictures, the illustrations in this book are rather unique. They are painted in watercolors, and I believe that you would be able to tell other books by this author/illustrator just by looking at the pictures. The overall plot is relatable for children, depicting a young girl who loses her dog before being reunited with her at the end. It is simple and enjoyable for children to read and comprehend. I think that the big idea of this book is losing a dog. It gives hope that when a dog is lost, she will eventually find his way back. ( )
  kfield9 | Feb 27, 2014 |
Have you ever notices how often squirrels are the harbingers of disaster or chaos? Fortunately the mini-disaster of Daisy getting lost is short lived. Her human promptly comes to the rescue. ( )
  Angelina-Justice | Feb 3, 2014 |
This is a really cute wordless book about a girl looking for her dog. The colors are so vibrant and they tell the story so much better than any words could. Very cute.
  Phay_Mahony | Nov 18, 2013 |
Daisy and her owner are outside for game of fetch, but when Daisy gets sidetracked after encountering a squirrel, soon Daisy finds herself lost. Both Daisy and her owner experience feelings of distress as they anxiously search for each other. Although there is very limited text, Caldecott Medal winner Chris Raschka explicitly tells the story through his expressive watercolor illustrations. Despite being a simple plot, this story perfectly captures the emotional roller coaster of getting lost and being found. Teachers in the early primary grades can use this book to facilitate conversations about what it feels like to be lost or to have lost something special and what it feels like to be reunited. This book also lends itself well to student commentary, composing his or her own narration for the mostly wordless story. ( )
  alizastein | Nov 1, 2013 |
Richie's Picks: DAISY GETS LOST by Chris Raschka, Schwartz & Wade, October 2013, 32p., ISBN: 978-0-449-81741-4

"'Go get it, Daisy!'"

In DAISY GETS LOST, Daisy’s young human companion throws a blue ball into the woods. Daisy gets distracted from retrieving the ball by a squirrel and embarks upon a spirited chase that, predictably, ends with a tree. But then Daisy is confused about which way is home. Daisy's young human is very worried about Daisy's disappearance, and she loudly calls the dog's name. Daisy proceeds to howl; the pair reunite; and this results in mega-hugs.

Stories about the early fears of losing something precious to us or of becoming lost appear regularly in picture books for preschoolers. This one certainly ranks among the best of the lot.

The illustrations here are consistent with those of the Caldecott-winning A BALL FOR DAISY, with a couple of the spreads -- showing Daisy immersed in the woods, the sunlight creating colors amidst the trees -- being out of this world. A particular illustration here -- one that depicts Daisy with her front paws up on the squirrel's tree in the instant that she realizes her dilemma -- captures the emotion of that moment so perfectly, and is so incredibly beautiful, that I want to frame it or something.

I can’t wait to see what Daisy does next!

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  richiespicks | Oct 29, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0449817415, Hardcover)

Young readers, teachers, and librarians will be excited to follow Daisy the dog on her next adventure. With the same emotional intensity that he brought to hisNew York Times bestselling and New York Times Best Illustrated and Caldecott Medal-winning picture book A Ball for Daisy, Raschka has created a story that explores fear as only he can. Any child who has ever felt lost will relate to Daisy's despair upon finding herself in an unfamiliar part of the park after chasing a squirrel. In a nearly wordless picture book, Daisy encounters the unease of being lost and the joys of being found. Raschka's signature swirling, impressionistic illustrations and his affectionate story will particularly appeal to young dog lovers, teachers, parents and, of course, the legions of Daisy fans out there. 

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:54:45 -0400)

A young dog experiences the fear of being lost and the joys of being found when she becomes separated from her owner.

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