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Winner of the 2012 Caldecott Medal
A New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of 2011
2012 Randolph Caldecott Medal Winner
Starred Review, School Library Journal, August 2011:
"Raschka’s genius lies in capturing the essence of situations that are deeply felt by children."
Starred Review, Horn Book, September/October 2011:
"a story that is noteworthy for both its artistry and its child appeal."
Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, December 1, 2011:
“Rarely, perhaps never, has so steep an emotional arc been drawn with such utter, winning simplicity.”
Posted March 29, 2012
An absolutely beautiful story! Chris Raschka touches your heart without needing a single word. I am 23 years old and both my mother and I (who have a dog named Daisy) cried "reading" this book. It's a simple story full of emotion that will capture you from page one!
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Posted March 11, 2012
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Posted March 14, 2013
Though Chris Raschka does not use any words in this story, the illustrations bring the story to life. The colors and expressions in the illustrations bring the book to life. I think the story of Daisy and her ball is very touching for all ages. Everyone has something that they love and would never want to lose and "A Ball For Daisy" really brings those feeling to the surface. "A Ball For Daisy" is a touching book that can be used in classrooms and at home.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 28, 2012
A BALL FOR DAISY, is a hardbound wordless book. From the illustrations the story is that of a dog who loves his ball, loses his ball and gains a new friend.
I sat down with my 5 and 3 year old and really wasn't sure what to expect. I can't say I've ever bought a book without words, I sure didn't expect much to be honest with you. Wow was I wrong! Both kids LOVED this book! With each picture they started telling me the story they say on the pages (and yes most of the time telling me at the same time, lol). Not only were they extra animated, but we easily discussed "feelings of losing a toy" and "how do we behave when someone accidentally breaks something of ours." Not only did they both enjoy it, but my three year old has been dragging it around the house so she can "read" it by herself!
This would make a fantastic Christmas gift for your pre-readers! Definite recommend!
Posted November 24, 2012
I think that this book was an enjoyable book. Its illustrations capture you and take you in to feel every emotion throughout the book. This would be a good book in the classroom to help children understand emotions and also how you can feel the emotions from illustrations in a book. This can also teach children about breaking toys or breaking other peoples toys and how they will feel about it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 23, 2012
When I purchased A Ball for Daisy, I initially thought it was a book aimed only at young children, I was thinking prekindergarten to kindergarten age kids. I was quickly proven wrong when my 7 year old daughter (2nd grader) was highly intrigued by this wordless book.
What I really loved about this wordless book is the layers of different emotions Raschka creates, they’re incredible. The story line is simple, a little puppy loses but soon after, reclaims her favorite toy. This book would be great for teaching young children different types emotions and for what reasons those emotions occur, but also, it would be great for allowing older students to create their own words to go with the pictures and develop individual thoughts on what would make a great story line. Over all, this is a fun little story to share with family or children in a classroom and to simply just help in evoking a love for all different kinds of books.
Posted September 10, 2012
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