A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka

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Winner of the 2012 Randolph Caldecott Medal! 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.
 

About Chris Raschka

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CHRIS RASCHKA, the 2012 Caldecott Medalist, is an avid bike rider and wrote a 2010 New York Times op-ed piece, "Braking Away," about the importance of obeying the rules of the road while on a bicycle. He has written and/or illustrated over 30 books for children, including the 2012 Caldecott Medal winner A Ball for Daisy, which was also a New York Times Best Illustrated Book and described byThe Horn Book in a starred review as "noteworthy for both its artistry and its child appeal." His other books include the 2006 Caldecott Medal winner, The Hello, Goodbye Window by Norton Juster; the Caldecott Honor Book Yo? Yes!, and the ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book Good Sports.





















Author Residence: New York, NY
 
Published January 25, 2012 by Schwartz & Wade. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Sticking strictly to pictures—using neutral washes and just a few colors applied in broad, rumpled brushstrokes—Raschka follows floppy-eared Daisy and her large red ball on a walk to the park and a happy chase.

Nov 16 2011 | Read Full Review of A Ball for Daisy

Publishers Weekly

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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 lo

Jun 13 2011 | Read Full Review of A Ball for Daisy

Publishers Weekly

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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.

Jun 13 2011 | Read Full Review of A Ball for Daisy

The Wall Street Journal

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Such is the emotional trajectory of "A Ball for Daisy" (Schwartz & Wade, $16.99, 32 pages), for which illustrator Chris Raschka has just won the 2012 Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children.

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The Wall Street Journal

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Such is the emotional trajectory of "A Ball for Daisy" (Schwartz & Wade, $16.99, 32 pages), for which illustrator Chris Raschka has just won the 2012 Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children.

Jan 28 2012 | Read Full Review of A Ball for Daisy

Common Sense Media

The dog who destroyed her red ball did it by accident by playing rough, but kindly has a new blue ball waiting for Daisy at the park the next time she comes.

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Here's what Tom has to say about his raccoon, my favorite supporting character:"Roderick knows a lot about the Valley and is very small and sneaky.""Sneaky in a good way," the raccoon added.Watch the trailer for Bone: Quest for the Spark, Book Two by Tom Sniegoski and Jeff Smith.Read my review of...

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Children's Books Guide

Children who read this book will catch the emotions portrayed, and be able to relate deeply to this wonderfully touching book without any words.

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For more than 20 years, I have read and promoted winners of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards, and after reading the last word of each extraordinary title, I close the book, look at the cover, and think to myself, “Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be on the Coretta Scott King (CSK) jury and choose th...

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