A Ball for Daisy

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A Ball for Daisy
Chris Raschka - A Ball for Daisy.jpeg
Author Chris Raschka
Illustrator Chris Raschka
Language English
Publisher Schwartz & Wade
Publication date
May 10, 2011
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 32
ISBN 978-0-375-85861-1
OCLC 649926186
LC Class PZ7.R1814 Bal 2011

A Ball for Daisy is a 2011 children's picture book written and illustrated by Chris Raschka. Raschka won the 2012 Caldecott Medal for his illustrations in the book.[1]

Author[edit]

Over fifty books have been illustrated by Chris Raschka. He has not only illustrated children's books for other authors but also illustrated his own books. Raschka's illustrating technique uses oil or crayon to visually amuse the audience/reader. He uses many different and vibrant colors to capture the story.

Plot summary[edit]

A Ball for Daisy is a children's picture book that tells the story of a white dog named Daisy and her favorite ball. Daisy is so obsessed with the ball that she takes it everywhere with her, sleeps with it and overall has to be near it constantly. As her owner takes Daisy out for a walk one day, her ball gets snatched by a brown dog wanting to play. Daisy tried her hardest to get the ball back but the other dog insists on playing with it and accidentally pops it. Daisy's owner then throws the ball in the trash and takes Daisy home. For a while Daisy acts distraught over her loss. Later, Daisy's owner takes her for another walk and on the walk they see the same dog that popped Daisy's ball but this time that dog has a shiny new blue ball. The other dog gives the blue ball to Daisy, which makes her very happy.

References[edit]

  • National Center for Children (2012). "Chris Raschka," "National Center for Children", Scholastic (2013). "Chris Raschka." Scholastic Online.
Awards
Preceded by
A Sick Day for Amos McGee
Caldecott Medal recipient
2012
Succeeded by
This is Not My Hat