Saturday, June 22, 2013
A Ball for Daisy
Author & Illustrator: Chris Raschka
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade
Publication Year: 2011
Location: Knox County Public Library- Powell
Awards: Caldecott, starred Kirkus review
Summary: A wordless picture book about a dog named Daisy and her red ball. Through the illustrations, Raschka shows the absolute love Daisy has for her ball and the joy she gets from playing with it. When Daisy goes for a walk, the ball gets broken and Daisy is inconsolable with grief. The pages where Daisy is sad on her green couch almost broke my heart! But, at the end, the owner of the dog who broke Daisy's ball gets her a new blue ball and joy returns.
Classroom Ideas: Younger readers could write the words to tell Daisy's story or write their own story of losing something precious to them.