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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.”
CHRIS RASCHKA has written and/or illustrated over 30 books for children, including The Purple Balloon, called "deceptively simple and beautifully direct" by Kirkus Reviews. His other books include Good Sports, an ALA Notable Book; the 2006 Caldecott Medal winning title, The Hello, Goodbye Window; the Caldecott Honor Books Yo! Yes?; and Mysterious Thelonius.
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 16 days ago by Meghan West
I like it but kids were neutral. Don't want to be too harsh, though. Every kid is differentPublished 5 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 6 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 6 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 6 months ago by Nicole Siegel
My son requests this for bedtime all the time. It is a cute story with no words.Published 7 months ago by Fozzy