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Here's 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.

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"In a wordless book with gentle, dreamlike spreads, Daisy, a feisty, black-eared dog plays with a beloved red ball indoors and out, before a climactic encounter with another dog in the park. Working loosely in ink, watercolor, and gouache, Caldecott-winner Raschka (The Hello, Goodbye Window) alternates between large closeups of Daisy — curled up with the ball on a sofa, looking nervous when the ball lands behind a fence — and smaller panels for action scenes. Raschka conveys a bevy of canine moods (ecstatic, expectant, downtrodden) with brush strokes reminiscent of calligraphy, while the red ball adds striking contrast. When a brown dog causes the ball to pop, Daisy stares at it, nudges it, sniffs it, and shakes it in her mouth before gazing helplessly at her owner. But returning to the park later, Daisy's forlorn expression turns gleeful as the same brown dog reappears with a blue ball, letting Daisy take it home. Readers should relate to Daisy's sadness over the loss of her treasured object while understanding that such losses can sometimes lead to unexpected gains — maybe even a friend. Ages 3-7. (May)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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"Raschka's genius lies in capturing the essence of situations that are deeply felt by children." Horn Book, Starred Review

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"A story that is noteworthy for both its artistry and its child appeal." Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

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"Rarely, perhaps never, has so steep an emotional arc been drawn with such utter, winning simplicity." School Library Journal, Starred Review

About the Author

Chris Raschka has written and/or illustrated over 30 books for children, including The Purple Balloon, called "deceptively simple and beautifully direct" by Kirkus Reviews. His other books include Good Sports, an ALA Notable Book; the 2006 Caldecott Medal winning title, The Hello, Goodbye Window; the Caldecott Honor Books Yo! Yes?; and Mysterious Thelonius.

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Joseph Landes, December 8, 2011 (view all comments by Joseph Landes)
I saw that Chris Raschka's latest book---A Ball for Daisy--was recently named one of the NY TImes Best Children's Illustrated Books of 2011 and I wanted to see if perhaps it would be a good gift for the holidays or for a baby gift or something similar. So I picked the book up, brought it home, and thought I would try it out on my 9 year old twins. Their first reaction "Dad there are no words!" In fact, Raschka crafted a really good story about a young child and her dog all without the use of any words. And that in it of itself was interesting for my kids as they immediately gravitated towards making up their own words and telling me the story instead of me reading it to them. The basic storyline is about a girl who takes her dog and his favorite red ball out to play and throughout the course of their romping around the ball pops, which makes both the dog and the child sad. The story of couse has a happy ending as the dog finds a new friend with a new blue ball and they have a great time together with the dog and daughter going home happy and tired. A great story for kids (and adults) of all ages.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375858611
Author:
Raschka, Chris
Publisher:
Schwartz & Wade Books
Subject:
Animals - Dogs
Subject:
Dogs
Subject:
Stories without words
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Dogs
Publication Date:
20110531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 2
Language:
English
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10.3 x 9.99 x 0.48 in 1.105 lb
Age Level:
03-07

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In a wordless book with gentle, dreamlike spreads, Daisy, a feisty, black-eared dog plays with a beloved red ball indoors and out, before a climactic encounter with another dog in the park. Working loosely in ink, watercolor, and gouache, Caldecott-winner Raschka (The Hello, Goodbye Window) alternates between large closeups of Daisy — curled up with the ball on a sofa, looking nervous when the ball lands behind a fence — and smaller panels for action scenes. Raschka conveys a bevy of canine moods (ecstatic, expectant, downtrodden) with brush strokes reminiscent of calligraphy, while the red ball adds striking contrast. When a brown dog causes the ball to pop, Daisy stares at it, nudges it, sniffs it, and shakes it in her mouth before gazing helplessly at her owner. But returning to the park later, Daisy's forlorn expression turns gleeful as the same brown dog reappears with a blue ball, letting Daisy take it home. Readers should relate to Daisy's sadness over the loss of her treasured object while understanding that such losses can sometimes lead to unexpected gains — maybe even a friend. Ages 3-7. (May)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Review" by , "Raschka's genius lies in capturing the essence of situations that are deeply felt by children."
"Review" by , "A story that is noteworthy for both its artistry and its child appeal."
"Review" by , "Rarely, perhaps never, has so steep an emotional arc been drawn with such utter, winning simplicity."
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