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A Ball for Daisy


by Chris Raschaka

Daisy is a puppy who loves her ball. She loves playing with it and when one day her owner takes her to the park, the ball comes along. A playful romp with another dog turns disastrous when Daisy's ball pops and she is heartbroken.


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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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ISBN-13: 9780375858611

Publisher:  Random House Children's Books

Publication:  05/2011

Pages:  32

Product dimensions:  9.60(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.50(d)

Age Range:  3 - 7 Years


Related Subjects:

2012 Caldecott Medal - Emotions & Behaviors - Kids Fiction Games & Activities - Kids Fiction General - New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2011

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