This wordless picture book tells the story of Daisy, a small dog, and her beloved red ball. When an over-exuberant playmate damages the ball, Daisy is despondent. Author/illustrator Raschka uses loose and flowing watercolor illustrations to perfectly convey the touching story of Daisy’s emotions from joy to sadness to recovery as the happy ending provides a new toy and a new friend with which to share it. Young children will be pulled in by this story told through pictures. A Ball for Daisy was awarded the 2012 Caldecott Award medal for the quality of its illustrations.
Reviewed by Linda Bryant, Hoyt Library
Recommended for ages 3 to 5