Annotations for Ball for Daisy


Baker & Taylor
Told through impressionistic illustrations by the Caldecott Medal-winning author of The Hello, Goodbye Window, a poignant, wordless tale features an endearing young dog that is heartbroken when a bigger dog destroys a favorite toy.

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Random House, Inc.
Winner of the 2012 Randolph Caldecott Medal

This New York Times Bestseller and New York Times Best Illustrated Book relates 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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