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2012 Randolph Caldecott Medal Winner
Starred Review, School Library Journal, August 2011:
"Raschka’s genius lies in capturing the essence of situations that are deeply felt by children."
Starred Review, Horn Book, September/October 2011:
"a story that is noteworthy for both its artistry and its child appeal."
Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, December 1, 2011:
“Rarely, perhaps never, has so steep an emotional arc been drawn with such utter, winning simplicity.”
Another adorable Caldecot winner. The book will grow as baby does. Because it has no words, an adult reading the book can ask questions about what the picture denotes and the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by tygrtchr
I love this story! My students love this story! Such a great tool to teach how to read the pictures. I also use it later in the year in my classroom for a writing activity. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Meghan West
I like it but kids were neutral. Don't want to be too harsh, though. Every kid is differentPublished 6 months ago by TMack
The story is adorable. Some of the pictures and the layout were a little confusing so I docked it a star. The story is told with the pictures. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Countryside
Picture books are supposed to be engaging so that children will have an interest in reading them. In the case of A Ball for Daisy, a story about a dog whose favorite ball pops... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Jordan P
A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka is a well-deserved winner of the Caldelcott award, allowing readers of all ages to create their own interpretations of the fun and light story. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Nicole Siegel