Book of the Week: A Ball for Daisy

June 25, 2012

How fun! This is the 2012 Caldecott award winner. It’s called A Ball for Daisy, and it’s a wordless book created by the amazingly talented Chris Raschka.

It’s a beautiful book and a sweet little plot. Daisy loves her red ball and is super sad when the ball ends up in the waste bin. But don’t worry, there’s a happy ending! Do your kids like wordless books? Any particular favorites?

P.S. — One of my very first posts was about my Caldecott collection.

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1 Janae @ Bring-Joy June 25, 2012 at 6:36 am

What is it about dogs & balls? Endless variations to this theme & kids always are engaged by it! I bought a book that has a similar plot line, but with words, of course different author.

I like wordless books because I feel the story is easier to follow because the illustrations are usually more descriptive. That said, I’m always at a loss when I’m trying to read to my kids because my mind goes blank. I never know quite what to say. I’m not the storyteller that my husband is, that’s for sure!

My favorite wordless books are the “frog & the boy” books. I have two boys & what boy doesn’t love the idea of finding & chasing after frogs?


2 everton terrace June 25, 2012 at 7:00 am

Oh dear, my parents black lab is so ball obsessed (as is our dog) that I must buy this book for them – the dog’s name is Daisy!


3 Alysa June 25, 2012 at 7:45 am

Oh, wow! I heard it here first. I thought about staying up for the Caldecott announcement, but didn’t. Good morning and hello! We really enjoyed “Charlie Parker Played Be Bop” by Chris Raschka (my husband is a fan of Charlie Parker’s music, so he could sing along with the book); we’ll have to check out “A Ball for Daisy.”


4 Corinne June 25, 2012 at 4:19 pm

So excited to read this! We’ve found some we love lately, too. The Stray Dog, The Interrupting Chicken (this had all my kids, little and big, laughing out loud), A Sick Day for Amos McGee, and, though its not Caldecott, Children Make Terrible Pets (so cute and funny). I swear they are getting better and better! There are so many talented children’s book authors and illustrators.


5 Shirley June 26, 2012 at 2:10 am

It’s so cute!I love it!


6 cialis July 31, 2012 at 1:11 am

Thanks DJ! Your wordless wednesday's do brighten up my day and the pics make me laugh.Ball gown shopping sounds fun but I sadly have no use for one.Boyf is watching the rugby at his Dad's tomorrow so my mum is coming round for the night where we will watch 'It's a wonderful life' which I have never ever seen!


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