Parents' Guide to

A Ball for Daisy

By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Wordless story of dog's ball loss mirrors kids' emotions.

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age 3+

Based on 1 parent review

age 3+

A great one!

My 4-year-old loves this story, mostly, I think, because there are no words so she can make up her own to go with the wonderful pictures. The illustrations convey the story and Daisy's emotions so perfectly that, really, no words are needed.

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Raschka skillfully conveys every nuance of Daisy's emotions with very few brushstrokes and highlights the important things in Daisy's world with bright color. We see Daisy's exuberance at play, her contentment at rest with her toy, and her anger, disappointment, sadness, and hopelessness when her favorite ball is popped by a big dog at the park. Kids will have no trouble following the emotional terrain as well as the simple plot line.

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