A Ball for Daisy: Chris Raschka

A Ball for Daisy

Author/Illustrator: Chris Raschka
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade Books
Publication Year: 2011
Brief Summary: A wordless book whereDaisy loves her red ball and plays with it all the time until it pops.  What will she do for fun now?
Awards, Honors and Prizes:

New York Times Best Illustrated Children”s Books, 2011′ ” ” ‘ United States’ ” ‘undefined
Randolph Caldecott Medal, 2012′ ‘ Winner’ ” ‘ United States’ ” ‘
Best Children’s Books of the Year, 2012 ; Bank Street College of Education
Choices, 2012 ; Cooperative Children’s Book Center
Horn Book Fanfare, 2011 ; Horn Book
New York Public Library’s 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, 2011 ; New York Public Library
Notable Children’s Books, 2012 ; ALSC American Library Association
School Library Journal Best Books, 2011
School Library Journal Book Review Stars, August 2011 ; Cahners

Ideas for using this book in classroom or library and/or brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core, etc.:

  • Art: discuss style of painting for the book
  • Discuss wordless books.  Have students narrate the book or write their own.  Compare how students’ stories are different.  Read other wordless books such as Tuesday or Flotsam. Do the kids like wordless books?

Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc. 

Accessed at: Thrasher Elementary Library

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