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A Ball for Daisy (2011)

by Chris Raschka

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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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Caldecott Medal Winner
  ashleighbell | May 5, 2022 |
This book is a wordless picture book, but the illustrations help to tell the story in an engaging way! It is a cute story about a dog and her ball, and it would be a fun read-aloud for primary students because they may be able to make predictions about what is going on in the story and what the dog is feeling. I would say that it can also be used for intermediate students, to teach about different literary elements. ( )
  Emalee.Landers | Mar 18, 2022 |
I really enjoyed this book and think it would be a good book for all elementary students. Since this is a wordless book, young children who don't know how to read because there are no words but they could still what was happening based on the pictures. Older children could look at this book and then either write a story or retell the story, which would be a good lesson for them to do. This book was about a dog who had a red ball who seemed to take it everywhere with it, including the dog park. At the park, another dog popped the ball, making the first one upset and going home without it. The next time the dog went to the park, the dog who popped the red ball had a new blue ball for the first dog.
  Makenzie-Thatch | Feb 15, 2022 |
This book is appropriate for Pre-K to First graders. "A Ball For Daisy" won the Caldecott Medal.
  DianaB123 | Nov 18, 2021 |
Indepedent Reading Level: 4-8
2012 Caldecott Medal
  ellisetaylor | Nov 14, 2021 |
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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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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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