A Ball for Daisy
|Publisher||Schwartz & Wade|
|May 10, 2011|
|Media type||Print (Hardcover)|
|LC Class||PZ7.R1814 Bal 2011|
Over fifty books have been illustrated by Chris Raschka. He has not only illustrated children's books for other authors but also illustrated his own books. Raschka's illustrating technique uses oil or crayon to visually amuse the audience/reader. He uses many different and vibrant colors to capture the story.
A Ball for Daisy is a children's picture book that tells the story of a white dog named Daisy and her favorite ball. Daisy is so obsessed with the ball that she takes it everywhere with her, sleeps with it and overall has to be near it constantly. As her owner takes Daisy out for a walk one day, her ball gets snatched by a brown dog wanting to play. Daisy tried her hardest to get the ball back but the other dog insists on playing with it and accidentally pops it. Daisy's owner then throws the ball in the trash and takes Daisy home. For a while Daisy acts distraught over her loss. Later, Daisy's owner takes her for another walk and on the walk they see the same dog that popped Daisy's ball but this time that dog has a shiny new blue ball. The other dog gives the blue ball to Daisy, which makes her very happy.
- National Center for Children (2012). "Chris Raschka," "National Center for Children", Scholastic (2013). "Chris Raschka." Scholastic Online.
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