Title: A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka
Bibliography: Raschka, C. (2011). A Ball for Daisy. New York, New York: Schwartz & Wade.
Annotation: Daisy loves her ball. She brings it with her everywhere: on walks, the park, even to bed. One day, while playing with another dog, her ball pops. Daisy is completely devastated when her owner throws away her ball. While Daisy and her owner are on a walk, they run into the same dog that popped her ball. This time, he had a new ball and gave it to Daisy!
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Grade Level: K-2
Readers who will like this book: This book would be a great addition to any classroom library. Teachers will love that this book can help students work on comprehension strategies through making inferences based on Daisy’s very animated emotions.
Personal Response and rating: 5; I instantly fell in love with Daisy. Her playful demeanor makes her irresistible. The use of illustrations is near perfect, we can always tell what Daisy is feeling.
Question: Have you ever loved a toy so much that you carried it everywhere you went?