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A Ball for Daisy

A Ball for Daisy

Chris Raschka
Wordless Picture Book
For ages 4 to 6
Random House, 2011   ISBN: 978-0375858611

Daisy the dog has a red ball that she loves very very much. She plays with it, and even snuggles it when she is napping on the sofa. One day Daisy and her owner go for a walk. Daisy’s owner carries Daisy’s beloved ball and then she gives it to Daisy to play with. All goes well until a brown dog decides to play with the ball too. To Daisy’s consternation the brown dog runs off with the ball and then, horror of horrors, the ball bursts. To say that Daisy is devastated is an understatement. Daisy cannot understand why her ball is not ball-like anymore. What has happened?

In this delightful wordless book, Chris Raschka perfectly captures the love a little dog has for her ball. Readers will be able to easily understand all of the little dog’s moods, and appreciate how lost she is when her treasure is ruined. The wonderfully expressive illustrations in this title will charm readers of all ages.